Where’s My “I Voted” Sticker?

I woke up this morning psyched to vote. Not just because I’d be helping to kick Bush to the curb, but that once I pulled the red lever to the left I’d be the proud owner of an “I Voted” sticker. Well, I’m hoping I did the former, but I sure didn’t get the latter.

I know it seems stupid to want an “I Voted” sticker so badly, but there’s something about wearing that sticker on election day. There’s a sense of community that surrounds it. Like how bikers nod to each other on their commute, voters tend to give a recognizable glance to each other when they’ve voted. Sometimes you might even swap voting stories with a stranger on the train because you’re both wearing that damn sticker. Plus, as a 25-year-old woman (a demographic known not to vote), it feels damn good to advertise democracy in action.

Next election day vote “YES” on the “Bring Back the ‘I Voted’ Sticker” Proposition.

In the meantime, bite my style and use a label maker to make your own.

3 Comments so far

  1. Art (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2004 @ 3:47 pm

    I didn’t get a sticker either! I am so peeved about that. It definitely kills that sense of community you mentioned. Bummer.

  2. David (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2004 @ 9:27 pm

    I didn’t get the damn sticker either – and the sticker was something I had been looking forward to for days!

  3. Candice (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2004 @ 10:13 pm

    I didn’t get a sticker either. Ever since I was a kid, I’d longed to vote and get one of those. Disappointed.

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