Chicago MUST have the lamest sticker EVER, because it’s not even a sticker. It’s a lame piece of paper. And it’s not even in color. It’s just in black and white. Part of me wonders if someone at my voting location stole all the stickers and just made up their own xerox copy. And then this person wallpapered his/her house with the real stickers. Jerk.
I should just make my own stickers and bring them to the voting location and ask them to hand those out instead. “I voted, so I rule.” and then in fine print underneath, “If you didn’t vote, you drool.” See, it rhymes. Here’s how it would look:
I VOTED, SO I RULE
if you didn’t, you drool.
Update March 15, 2016: After voting for the first time outside Chicago, I’ve come to realize that I kinda like Chicago’s paper ballot receipts now.
Hahahahha that sticker is hilarious. To think Chicago is supposed to be one of the more progressive cities in the country.
at least your receipt has the date on it. DuPage County (west burbs of Chicago) hands out the exact same sticker at every single election.
Wow.. even my stuffed monkey Fumbles got an “I VOTED” sticker! You can see him being all democratic here.
Unfortunately I think the pride of voting over-shadows the lame-o slips of paper. I know people who still display them with pride. If you created something super cool to hand out, you might actually get more people to vote!
Then again do we want people who don’t know to vote for to be voting in the first place? I want to be American and “votes for all,” but someone who doesn’t know what in the world they are doing and just goes in to randomly punch holes in a piece of paper isn’t really helping our country. What is really hurting our process is the uneducation of voters. That’s why I’m such a huge fan of easy to consume charts like: http://flickr.com/photos/kentbye/868063604/
holy crap! i know kent bye; we went to school together! that is totally awesome. what a small world. and PS. your blog doesn’t tell me when someone replies to my comments even if I click the box 🙁