Council Leads Local Effort to Rock the Vote in Indian Country

Puyallup Tribal Council kicked off a ballot party in the Admin Building parking lot on Oct. 22. Participants could drop off their ballot or register to vote, and pick up a free t-shirt. Hundreds of people participated in the multi-day event.

Chairman Bill Sterud also recorded an Election Night welcome for statewide elected officials and supporters who stayed up to watch results.

Nationally, Native American voters are credited for helping swing electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. History was also made when six Native candidates were elected to U.S. Congress, and dozens of other tribal candidates were elected to state and local offices.

Photo by Lisa Pemberton, Puyallup Tribal News Editor