Voters of North Carolina

Across the state, North Carolinians came out to vote this year for not only themselves, but for our communities, our children, our future and for those who are unable to. This year has brought hardships for many, but our endless desire to demand change and fight for a future we so desperately desire has propelled millions -- in record turnout numbers -- to cast their ballots this year.
 
Progress NC and local photographers joined together to document voter's experiences in North Carolina. Their stories are inspiring, joyful, and continue to show us that we are a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people.
 
Let these stories and the millions that voted despite the challenges, remind you that when we unite and come together in collective action, things change.  Voting is just one tool in our toolbox for creating a country that works for all of us.

Voters of NC – April

November 5, 2020

April Devine Warrenton, NC It’s important to fight for our future – for the things that mean the most to us. For me, that’s education, so we can have good future leaders Photo by Briana Brough

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Voters of NC – Tyron & Stacey

November 5, 2020

Tyron Broussard, 18 Warrenton, NC Voting with his mom, Stacey Henderson, 41, a corrections officer I wanted to vote because I just joined the Navy – I leave in March to go to Chicago for basic training. So the President’s going to be my boss. I want it to be someone who is going to…

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Voters of NC – Nakida

November 10, 2020

“I think if we’re talking about on a national scale, I mean, obviously the handling of Coronavirus is at the top of my list of things I would like to see handled in a more dignified, appropriate way. I’m also concerned about education. That’s always been a concern, but even now more so than ever,…

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Voters of NC – Malcolm

November 10, 2020

“I think too many Americans believe that democracy should be put on autopilot. And my thing is no, you’ve got to engage with it. And especially when you see something moving in the wrong direction. And I think that Trump has really, I knew for me, he is really broad. I mean, I haven’t volunteered…

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Voters of NC – Nikira

November 10, 2020

“Why did I vote? Because we needed a new President. Trump? He ain’t it. He ain’t it.” Nikira Littlejohn – Winston-Salem, NC Photo by Chad Nance

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Voters of NC – Mazie

November 10, 2020

“It feels wonderful to me. It’s going to feel wonderful to everybody. What’s going to hurt the ones that ain’t going to vote, that don’t vote. So that’s who I’m going to look for now.” Mazie Moore – Winston-Salem, NC Photo by Chad Nance

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Voters of NC – Acasia

November 10, 2020

“There’s a lot of weight on us and our generation right now, cause this is the election to really change the whole course of our country. Being young, being black, being LGBTQ  it’s very hard to see your hand. Just let voter suppression pass us by.  I was just driving by, I wasn’t aware of…

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Voters of NC – Rev. Caleb

November 10, 2020

“I think this is one of the most important moments for the soul of our nation and for just about everyone that lives in it. We have a choice and I know a lot of commentators have said that between the two different moral viewpoints, one moral viewpoint values safety, and security in the lives…

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Voters of NC – Marva

November 10, 2020

“It is a matter of life and death. The things that have been done and the things that are weird, we’re not going anywhere.  Sometimes I feel like we’re a bunch of hamsters and the trail just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning. We’re all nervous. We’re all scared.  We know our health needs to…

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