Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

By: - May 16, 2022 7:30 am

Sharon Lewis, a member of the Pueblo of Acoma, breathes a sigh of relief after finally casting her ballot at the Acoma Tribal Center in Acoma, New Mexico. Lewis had to wait more than 45 minutes after one of the two voting machines at the polling place broke down. (Photo by Rick Scibelli / Getty Images)

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira Lerner is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom in Washington, D.C. She has previously covered voting, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for publications including Votebeat and The Appeal.