You've heard a lot lately about how new restrictions on voting could keep a sizable number of legitimate voters from the polls. But with a few exceptions, the story has focused on state officials, lawyers, and court cases. The countless ordinary voters whose rights are threatened haven't received much attention.
That's why we want to hear from you. Do you expect to have trouble voting this year, or have you already encountered problems, thanks to changes to your state's voting system? If so, tell us your story.
Maybe you live in Georgia, Tennessee, or Indiana, and don't have an official photo ID, as required by those states. Maybe you're in Ohio, and you usually vote on the last weekend before the election—an option that's now been scrapped. Maybe you're in Colorado, Florida, or elsewhere and you found out you've been wrongly purged from the rolls. (For a map showing some but not all voting restrictions, go here.) Maybe it's something more mundane—like your local officials moved your polling place this year and it's harder to get to.
Whatever it is, we want to hear about it. Send us an email at this address. Between now and Election Day, we'll post the most compelling stories we get.
Voting is a fundamental constitutional right, that should be made easy for everyone. It's time to put some human faces on the voting story. Help us do that.
IF YOU CONTACT US:
• Be sure to include your phone number, so we can follow up with you.
• If possible, include a photo of yourself that we can use to illustrate your story.
• Include as much detail as possible about your situation.