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i'ii'nííł bijį́

election, the day of

ih ee knee-lth bih jih

Today, August 28th is the Arizona Primary Election, so we bring you i’ii’nííł bijį́.

This is the Navajo word for “election—the-day-of.”

Today also happens to be the Navajo Nation’s own Primary Election, so to the Navajo voters in Utah and New Mexico: head to your Chapter House to vote by the end of the day!

Since the advent of the ballot system on the reservation, candidates have often hosted community rallies in the area, and some even provide food on election day to voters (right outside the polling places).

It’s a very, very busy day for Navajo Chapter Houses, especially since this year’s AZ slate of candidates features more Native American representative hopefuls.

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