Voter Stories

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

Florida
FL
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I walked into the polling place along with my wife and handed the poll worker my card and they went through the rolls and told me that I wasn't in

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Virginia
VA
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I turned 18 in 2000. In Hampton, Va., I attempted to vote for the first time. However, I was not educated on voting rights. I was turned away from voting because

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Ohio
OH
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In Cleveland, Ohio, with the recent voter ID law changes, provisional ballot rules. This led to a large number of people's votes not counting in recent elections.

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Indiana
IN
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I recruited several homeless people to put voting education material on cars parked outside a local grocery store. We had pre-approval from the grocery store. Nevertheless, police gave one of my

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Indiana
IN
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I was able to vote, but had issues with my address despite having updated it. At my polling place, I had to stand off to the side for 30 minutes

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Michigan
MI
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The first time that my friends attempted to vote, they encountered many people that attempted to discourage them from voting. They were provided with an enormous amount of false information.

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Arizona
AZ
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Thousands of voters will be purged from the roster within the next three months. Our NAACP branch is working on alerting those individuals.

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New York
NY
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We the people are greater than fear

During a recent national election at the voting site, the pollsters were asking people for identification before they were able to vote. We had to complain regarding mandating identification prior to

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Texas
TX
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In Texas voter suppression is real, this year I met a young black man who was denied the ability to vote due to him not having an ID. He didn’t

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Virginia
VA
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In 2016, my girlfriend and I both requested absentee ballots as we would be out of the country on election day. Neither of us ever received our ballots in the

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