Voter Stories

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

North Dakota
ND
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North Dakota landscape

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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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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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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Wisconsin
WI
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Vote Buttons On Table

In Wisconsin, at locations where there are large Native American communities, ‘they will have a police officer kind of sit in a parking lot of places, whether that’s the grocery

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Georgia
GA
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Black and white Polling Station sign

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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North Dakota
ND
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Moutain and Road

In North Dakota, Spirit Lake tribal member Jewel Azure warns community members on Election Day, 2018 after observing a heavier police presence than usual on Highway 20 between the reservation

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Georgia
GA
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Polling Station with Green Door

Kavi is part of Asian Americans Advancing Justice and was a poll watcher during the 2018 election. As part of her poll watching duties, she observed many people whose polling

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Florida
FL
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Vote Here Sign Spanish and English

Particularly we were part of the process to doing the translation for the voter guide last year. We work closely with the League of Women Voters and we translated it

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Maryland
MD
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Voter Registration Form

I got up on November 4 with a sense of dread. I felt the same way on the morning I was released from prison after serving close to forty years

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