By Felicia Fonseca
Flagstaff, Arizona (AP)

On the Navajo Nation, people don’t go to the polls just to vote.

For many of them, it’s one of the few times a year where they meet up with old friends, chat about the government, community needs and their families.

“There’s a lot of socializing,” said Edison Wauneka, director of the Navajo Election Administration. “I think a majority of the people want to come back, those who live in urban areas, because there’s where they can see their friends and relatives.”