19th in 2020
“When you want to go practice your right as an American citizen to cast a ballot, you have this person looking at you and you wonder, Are they going to challenge my ballot or say ‘You don’t look like this person?’”
Native, formerly incarcerated, and immigrant women, among others, describe the obstacles that keep their communities from being fairly counted.
Women have the right to vote in the vast majority of countries, but de facto issues across the globe—like lack of access to childcare or safe transportation, or the sense that their vote doesn't matter—still stand in their way.
Even before women in the U.S. had the right to vote, political strategists assumed married women would just cast the same votes as their husbands. A century later, the questionable theory continues to stick.