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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Vote Buttons On Table

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
IA
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Red Vote sign

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
FL
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Welcome to Florida Sign

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
KY
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Flag and stickers

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
WA
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bridge and water

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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Arizona Landscape

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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California
CA
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Vote Here Sign

Some Native voters permanently live in Recreational Vehicles (RVs). However, election officials frequently treat the RVs as mobile vehicles that cannot be used for establishing an address. In northern California

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Georgia
GA
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Red Vote sign

When Marilynn Winn was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, for her, breaking the law wasn’t about disrespect, or being selfish. It was about survival.

“I learned how to

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Rhode Island
RI
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American Flag Against a Brick Building

In 2006, Andres Idarraga was a 28-year-old student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. At the time, Rhode Island law prohibited individuals with felony convictions from voting until they

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North Dakota
ND
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North Dakota landscape

Terry Yellow Fat shares his home on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota with his wife, his son and his nephew. 

All four of them, he says, have different

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