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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Indicator 8.4: Voting Participation

Figure 8.4. Percentage of citizens ages 18 and over who reported voting in the presidential election, by race/ethnicity: 1996 and 2000
Percentage of citizens ages 18 and over who reported voting in the presidential election, by race/ethnicity: 1996 and 2000
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, November Current Population Survey (CPS), 1996 and 2000.

In 1996 and 2000, American Indians/Alaska Natives were less likely to have reported voting than Whites and Blacks.

In the 2000 presidential election, American Indians/Alaska Natives were less likely to report voting (47 percent) than Whites (62 percent) and Blacks (57 percent).

A similar pattern was found in the 1996 presidential election. In the 1996 election, 46 percent of American Indians/Alaska Natives reported having voted, compared to 61 percent of Whites and 53 percent of Blacks.

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