Brianna Suttles and Joevan Robinson pose outside of the poll at the Carbondale Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. “I vote because my ancestors didn’t have a chance to,” Suttles said. “There’s a lot of people that died for me to have this right to vote and I will not disrespect them by not doing it,” Robinson said. (Jamilah Lewis | @milahmimi_)
Brianna Suttles and Joevan Robinson pose outside of the poll at the Carbondale Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. “I vote because my ancestors didn’t have a chance to,” Suttles said. “There’s a lot of people that died for me to have this right to vote and I will not disrespect them by not doing it,” Robinson said.

Jamilah Lewis | @milahmimi_

Gallery: Voices from the polls

November 4, 2020

After voting on Nov. 3, people throughout Illinois have posed for portraits and some have given statements on the importance of voting.

Leo Wilson, a voter at the Carbondale Civic Center, said, “It means everything, it means our civil rights. It means everything that we’ve been fighting for the last 50 or 60 years. We might start chipping away at the block now. We will keep on, we’ll just keep on, there won’t be a bad reaction. We are going to be alright but we have to keep on moving towards the goal.”

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