Voter Stories

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

Arizona
AZ
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Polling Station with Green Door

At polling places on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, outreach workers have had to tell poll workers that those needing assistance are entitled to get it from the

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Arkansas
AR
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The lack of standardized postal service addresses on tribal lands causes many Native voters to be placed in the wrong voting precinct when they register to vote. That results in

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Georgia
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There’s a consequence of felony disenfranchisement beyond just keeping people off the voting list. These laws can cause fear and confusion. Four years ago Kerry Bird was called before the

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Tennessee
TN
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Liberty Bell

Because you went to prison, you feel like you’re not fully vested, like a second class citizen,” he said. “But when you’re afforded the opportunity to vote, you think, ‘Yes

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Georgia
GA
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Which brings me to the events of October 15th, 2018 in Jefferson County, Georgia. We began our day of the voter mobilization rally at a senior center. We shared our

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Georgia
GA
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Bobby is a retired school superintendent and local Democratic Party chair who sounded the alarm when he read that 7 of the 9 Randolph County precincts were going to be

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Georgia
GA
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Jennifer Hill is an Army veteran and former police officer. She is one of the 10% of the Thunderbolt County population knocked off the role in the summer of 2017

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Georgia
GA
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You've heard the testimony of the precinct closures. What we call the postcard trick. We see quite a few of what we call whack-a-mole, which on election day they will

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Georgia
GA
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Vote Buttons On Table

Niya Ray is a sophomore and political science major at Spelman College from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Even though she was registered to vote on campus, she was turned away because of

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North Carolina
NC
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On the eve of the 2016 election, during the 30 days before election day, a challenge was made to the registration of 100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison, based on an unreturned

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