Voter Stories

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

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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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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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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Ohio
OH
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​​​​​So frequent changes to election administration procedure has a disproportionate effect on new Americans. Therefore, it is important for the government to consider the impact that these challenges have on

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Georgia
GA
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Linda Marshall is a retired professor who formerly taught government and recently moved to Georgia from Virginia. She registered to vote months before the deadline, but her name did not

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Arizona
AZ
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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
GA
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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
FL
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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
SC
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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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