Melanie Driver confirmed up in the course of the extra voting hour in Harris County on Election Day however by no means obtained the prospect to vote.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Melanie Driver obtained her first job on the BakerRipley House however she’s having a tough time trying on the constructing on Wednesday.
It was her polling place for the midterms — nicely, it was speculated to be.
“When I drove up right now, it was like déjà vu and (I) shook my head,” she mentioned.
Driver and a handful of different voters confirmed up in the course of the extra voting hour in Harris County on Election Day. They have been informed to fill out affidavits for provisional ballots. Oscar Morales described what occurred subsequent.
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“We were about to get in and vote,” he mentioned. “They got some message over the phone saying the Supreme Court had revoked it and we couldn’t vote. So 11 of us that had filled out affidavits didn’t get a chance to vote. That’s not fair. I’m a U.S. citizen and I have a right to vote.”
Driver was simply as shocked.
“It just feels disappointing,” she mentioned. “That’s my voice.”
Driver doesn’t plan to struggle what occurred on election evening however does really feel empowered.
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“To figure out how to prevent this from happening,” she mentioned. “What do we need to do? What do we need to sign? We can’t just let this slip through the cracks. It will continue to happen. This taught me to get more involved and now really raise my voice because my voice does matter.”
Driver mentioned the explanation she didn’t get to the polls sooner was that she juggles work and helps to look after her ageing father. During the subsequent election, she hopes to handle her time higher and vote early.