Native Vote 2010 South Dakota
A significant proportion of eligible voters belong to the nine tribes that reside within South Dakota. American Indians and Alaska Natives account for 9% of the overall state population and 6.79% of the state’s voting population. John Thune (R) is running unopposed for the senatorial seat. He currently possesses more than 60% of the state vote.
After serving three terms, Representative Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D) is being fiercely challenged by Kristi Noem (R). After Noem won the GOP nomination, polls indicated that Noem was leading the race with 49% to Herseth-Sandlin’s 44% of support. Recent polls project that Noem will win the congressional seat by 3 points. The American Indian and Alaska Native voters possess 552,195 of real votes for the state. Because the results of this race will deeply affect Indian Country, it is vital to encourage tribal members to vote. Tribes: Cheyenne River Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Lower Brule Sioux, Oglala Sioux (Pine Ridge), Rosebud Sioux, Sisseton-Wahpeton, Standing Rock Sioux, Yankton Sioux
Primary Election – June 8, 2010
General Election – November 2, 2010
Voter Registration closes October 18, 2010
Native Vote Coordinators
Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
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