The Mark apartment precinct - Ridgeland voting - Mississippi Free Press
The Mark’s property manager, Sidtaya Jones, said Madison County District 1 Commissioner Helen Carney had come by “one time months before and one time this week.” Carney had told Jones that they will probably have five voting machines at this precinct. I asked Jones if Carney had mentioned plans to expand parking. She said Carney did not mention a strategy to accommodate the recently rezoned 2,000-plus voters into the already cramped precinct.

Photo Essay: A Tale of Two Madison County Voting Precincts in Black, Brown and White

After Ashton Pittman’s Mississippi Free Press story on Oct. 29, 2020, about the Madison County election commission’s office recently rezoning 2,000+ mostly Black and Latinx voters to The Mark apartments precinct, I just had to see it for myself. 

I visited two voting precincts in Madison County’s 1st District. My first stop was at The Mark apartment complex.  

All photos copyright 2020 Allie Jordan.

This photo essay is part of the Mississippi Trusted Elections Project,
supported by the American Press Institute.

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