Ballot & Ride

Ballot & Ride was born in classroom 311, Clarksdale High School, in 2018. After a discussion about current events, several voting-age students expressed that they wanted to vote in the Mississippi Senate runoff election, but weren’t sure how to vote or where to go. Recognizing a gap in information around the voting process, as well as barriers to transportation, Kaitlyn Barton, then an English teacher at the school, created a program to educate students on the voting process and provide them safe transportation to their polling locations.