Voter Stories

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

Arizona
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In Guadalupe, Arizona, located 100 miles from the border, there was a border patrol van parked in the parking lot of the polling location. A poll watcher recalled there

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Georgia
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Norman Broderick is a retired member of the US Army and now works on a base in South Carolina. Norman voted absentee many times when he was deployed overseas. In

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Florida
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Language access has long been a problem in the state of Florida. The only option currently available to people when they go to the Division of Elections website is to

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South Carolina
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The experiences of Brenda Williams and her husband Joseph, physicians in the small town of Sumter, South Carolina, illustrate the challenges that new ID laws pose. The Sun News recently

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North Carolina
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First, I think we should fully restore and expand the Voting Rights Act. Looking at the dynamics today, 40% of the population in the South is now people of color

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Iowa
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I am 57 years old and this was the first time I have been allowed to exercise my right to vote. Going into the voting booth I recall reflecting on

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Florida
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Our primaries are in the hurricane season. We are apt to have hot temperatures and rain with a lot of people waiting outside the polling locations. I do remember one

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Kentucky
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Since I was 18, I haven’t been on the right path. I have been locked up a few times, and as a result, was never allowed to vote. While I

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Washington
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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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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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