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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blue mailbox

Right now, the signature of mail-in ballots is a check for validation. I think it's time to select a more efficient method, perhaps the UPS code or the last part

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Georgia
GA
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Voter Registration Application

Phoebe is a U.S. citizen and was born in New York. She is a college student at Emory University and had registered to vote in Georgia. She went to vote

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North Dakota
ND
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North Dakota Road Sign

After North Dakota passed the voter ID law in 2013, the Secretary of State took over a year to post information about the new voting requirements on their website. Native

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Montana
MT
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Voter Registration Application

In Montana, the number of registration cards accepted by county officials from Native community organizations was arbitrarily limited to 70 after community organizers were hassled and given ‘dirty looks’ for

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Utah
UT
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Vote flags

San Juan County switched to a vote-by-mail system to take away all language assistance. No translations were provided to LEP Navajos on ballot information, including candidates and initiatives. Only one

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South Dakota
SD
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Moutain and Road

In some cases, election officials deliberately establish voting procedures that disqualify Native voters using non-traditional mailing addresses. In South Dakota, identification such as a driver’s license is required to vote

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North Carolina
NC
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Lanisha Bratcher was finishing breakfast at home one morning at the end of July when there was a knock on her door. She had been discharged from the hospital the

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Maryland
MD
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Red Vote sign

Regaining his voting rights meant a great deal to Marlo Hargrove as both a citizen and a father. Felony disenfranchisement had prevented him from voting on issues that had an

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Georgia
GA
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Georgia Voters

The intimidation doesn't stop on Election Day. On November 13th, a week after the election, in the rotunda of the Georgia Capitol Building, 15 peaceful protestors were arrested simply for

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Georgia
GA
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Voter Registration Form

Dr. Carlos del Rio had correctly written his last name as “del Rio” on his voter registration form, but the Georgia DMV does not allow spaces between names, so his

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