Utah voters invited to verify their registration


With Navajo candidate Willie Greyeyes back on the ballot, Navajos in San Juan County Utah have a good chance of taking the majority of seats on both the county commission and school board — if they turn out at the polls.

But some 21 percent of Navajo votes could end up being thrown out because Utah Navajo voters are registered in the wrong precinct, the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission and Rural Utah Project reported this week.

To prevent this, the NNHRC and RUP — a nonprofit, non-partisan voter registration and education program — have teamed up for a series of voter verification clinics where Utah Navajos may register to vote, update their registration information and get answers to any questions they might have about voting in the upcoming elections.

Any Utah voter may attend any of the events, regardless of which chapter they live in.

The clinics will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Monday, Aug. 20 — Navajo Mountain Chapter House
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21 — Monument Valley Welcome Center
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22 — Mexican Water Chapter House
  • Thursday, Aug. 23 — Red Mesa Chapter House
  • Friday, Aug. 24 — Aneth Chapter House

Information: NNHRC, 928-871-7436; RUP, 435-485-0268.

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Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at cyurth@navajotimes.com.