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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Vote flags

​​​​​​Escambia County voters experienced a significant number of voters whose names were mysteriously discovered absent from the roster during the midterm election in 2018, as well as the presidential election

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Georgia
GA
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Kiara Jackson is a student at Albany State University and was recently voted as Albany Dougherty NAACP President. She had participated in many voter registration drives on campus so she

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North Carolina
NC
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Voting is a fundamental right and it is just as fundamental as is communications, as is election financing, and their independent agencies at the federal level to oversee that we

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Rhode Island
RI
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Voted Stickers

I have been actively involved in the Right to Vote campaign in Rhode Island since I was released from prison. I spent years in the prison law library reading about

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Florida
FL
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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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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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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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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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