Voter Stories

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

Alabama
AL
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An American flag blows in the wind

I moved to Alabama for work and needed to register. Before doing so I need to switch my almost expired license over. The office to get said ID was a

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California
CA
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Statue of Liberty

I've been involved with the Native Vote project through NCAI for years now in California and I've seen how important it is for our Indigenous people to have their inherent

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Missouri
MO
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We the people are greater than fear

I was standing in line at my local voting place in St. Louis, taking a selfie and hash tagging #rockthenativevote, knowing that Hillary Clinton would win. My caption underneath my

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North Carolina
NC
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Hashtag Enough

When I complained about gatekeepers at the polls barring my way with golf clubs and pushing me away & holding a baseball bat over my head, I was chased away

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Alabama
AL
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Barn with American Flag

I made it to my polling location and was greeted by people outside, who informed me that my voting location had been moved that day without any notice to voters.

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Missouri
MO
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old official looking building

Over the summer of 2018, I confirmed my voter registration status and received my absentee ballot within two days of requesting it for the Missouri primary elections. I assumed this

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Maryland
MD
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An American flag blows in the wind

If someone chooses not to vote, it's their choice. We don't always know the reason behind someone choosing not to vote. People all over the social spectrum are also prevented

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Georgia
GA
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We the people are greater than fear

My son, 53 years old, is completely paralyzed and at the time of his voter registration he was in Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. There was a voter registration group

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Texas
TX
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Statue of Liberty

I serve as bilingual clerk on election day and it is often the case that folks show up to vote at a place during election day which does not correspond

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Indiana
IN
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Stickers that say I Voted

When I first moved to the UK voting back in Indiana was as simple as sending in an absentee voting ballot. Then our state began passing voter ID laws with a

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