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November 2, 2018 – The midterm election is just around the corner—it’s crunch time for campaigns, parties and civic groups to get out the vote—so it comes down, in part, to voter enthusiasm. Who are the candidates and the parties counting on to vote? With two high-profile Native and Hispanic women on the ballot, are identity politics driving votes? Correspondent Gwyneth Doland discusses voter targeting and turnout with two experts this week. 

Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
Laurie Weahkee, executive director of the Native American Voters Alliance

Further Reading:
New guides provide election information for Native American votersFarmington Daily Times
New Mexico: A state of voter indifferenceThe Santa Fe New Mexican
Dem women could make big gains in New Mexico HouseThe Santa Fe New Mexican
These Candidates Could Make History in the 2018 MidtermsTime Magazine
Native American Voters Alliance
Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy
NM Secretary of State Voter Information Page