Voter Stories

Our voices matter. As we approach the 2020 election, we must share our stories to spark change.

Washington
WA
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Native American communities saw a removal of remote ballot drop boxes as a ‘cost-saving measure’ despite protests from community members. One tribal leader described how, upon the move to all

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Arizona
AZ
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Arizona Landscape

One community organizer explained how as Native American people we were able to go to the polls with our tribal ID. There’s been a couple of times where there have been

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California
CA
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Vote Here Sign

Some Native voters permanently live in Recreational Vehicles (RVs). However, election officials frequently treat the RVs as mobile vehicles that cannot be used for establishing an address. In northern California

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Georgia
GA
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Red Vote sign

When Marilynn Winn was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, for her, breaking the law wasn’t about disrespect, or being selfish. It was about survival.

“I learned how to

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Rhode Island
RI
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In 2006, Andres Idarraga was a 28-year-old student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. At the time, Rhode Island law prohibited individuals with felony convictions from voting until they

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North Dakota
ND
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Terry Yellow Fat shares his home on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota with his wife, his son and his nephew. 

All four of them, he says, have different

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Maryland
MD
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Statue of Liberty

David Waller, who was formerly incarcerated, looked forward to July 2, 2007, when he and his 18-year-old son handed in their voter registration applications together. “I’d like to set a

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Georgia
GA
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I Voted stickers

Erika Underwood Jackson is an airline gate agent in Fulton County, GA. She waited 5 hours to vote on election day. She documented the long lines at her polling place

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Utah
UT
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Moutain and Road

In Navajo Mountain, Utah, there is a small post office in the chapter house that is located in Utah. However, it uses a Tonalea, Arizona zip code because it is

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Georgia
GA
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Louis Brooks (89) has walked to cast a vote at his neighborhood polling place in Georgia’s predominantly black Lincoln Park neighborhood for over five decades, since African Americans were first

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