Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:27

Local Man Casts Ballot with Photo of Late Dad at His Side

Benjamin Hernandez received special permission to bring a photograph of his stepfather Nathaniel Essissima to the polls when he cast his ballot this year. Essissima died in August from COVID-19.

"It's just a small symbol, but for me, that's really important to do this year, and a way to honor his legacy, and to remind myself we're not just voting for people on the ballot, we're voting for every American that has lost their life this year," Hernandez said.

Listen to Hernandez's story, "Man gets special permission to bring late dad's photo to polls," at