Voter Stories

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

Massachusetts
MA
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Election Newspaper

Altagracia Florian had just become a U.S. citizen when she went to vote for the first time in 2014 at the Bentley School.

Since she doesn't speak English, Florian brought

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Nevada
NV
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 On an evening in August, Kenneth Dorsey received a long-awaited notice in the mail from the Clark County Election Department: his voter registration card.

It was a surreal moment. Dorsey,

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Alabama
AL
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Vote flags

And as many of these legislators who voted in favor of the vote, photo ID law, knew full well that everyone does not have the same opportunity to obtain one

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Alabama
AL
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Mississippi Capitol

Constance Todd had her right to vote revoked for a crime committed over 20 years ago.“It was devastating to find out that someone could just come and take my right

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Alabama
AL
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Polling Station with Green Door

Sure. In October of 2017, Governor Bentley made a decision, Republican Governor Bentley, now, that's the one party that controls politics in the state of Alabama, at the statewide level,

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Kentucky
KY
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Red Vote sign

Debbie Graner, who battled an alcohol addiction for many years and lost her right to vote, now works on voting rights campaigns with Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. She said she

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Texas
TX
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Hargie Randall, 72, was born in his family’s home in Huntsville, Tex., and has lived in the state his entire life. Randall, now living in Houston’s low-income Fifth Ward neighborhood,

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Georgia
GA
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Georgia Polling Location

Randolph County, population 7,224, is about three hours south of Atlanta. The rural, agricultural area is considered part of the south's "Black Belt." It's known for producing peanuts and cotton,

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Pennsylvania
PA
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American Flag

Joyce Block is an 89-year-old Doylestown resident, who was turned away by PennDOT when she tried to obtain a photo ID. Because her legal documents did not match her married

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Texas
TX
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Red Vote sign

“I hear from people nearly weekly who can’t get an ID either because of poverty, transportation issues or because of the government’s incompetence,” said Chad W. Dunn, a lawyer with

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