You’ll hear a lot about the Kentucky and Virginia elections today (with good reason), but we want to highlight some of the down-ballot races that don’t get as much attention but are just as meaningful.
A story of perseverance submitted by Karen in North Babylon, NY:
I took my 18y.o. daughter to vote for the first time yesterday. When I arrived at my usual voting place, the doors I usually go thru were locked-although there were signs and arrows saying “vote here”. I was furious. There were doors open around the side of the building, but having these doors locked were definitely a deterrent to voting, at least in my opinion. I mentioned it to the people helping with the voting and was finally directed to an office where I found a Bay Constable who said he couldn’t open the doors as “it was above his pay grade”. Refused to give me his last name. Another man standing with him suggested to him that he might be able to call and get permission to open the doors, which he got. This was ridiculously frustrating for me. All doors should be open on Election Day. Needless to say, my 18 wasn’t too happy with me. The men and women handling the voting cheered me when I told them I got the doors open.
This one did make national news, but it’s too good not to share:
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