Other Ways to Show 'I Voted'
The Pennsylvania primary elections are today, and I'm performing my civic duty by casting my vote after work. I already am anticipating receiving my "I voted" sticker, but I wish I could get something a little more permanent. Exercising one's right to vote is a pillar of being a U.S. citizen, and I think we could give voters even more than stickers to show their pride.
So, true to the principals of democracy, I'll leave it to a vote. Which of these items would you like to receive when you go to the polls?
1. Patriotic Pinwheels
The Pennsylvania primary happens to take place during a warm spring month. Can't you imagine voters beaming with civic pride as they stroll down the streets, pinwheels gracefully spinning in the air with the phrase "I voted" right in the middle—especially if the pinwheels resemble the American flag, like these Deluxe Patriotic Pinwheels from Zenith Promotions do.
2. Uncle Sam Hat
Though Uncle Sam is a fictional character, he embodies the American spirit through his toughness and wardrobe color scheme. All voters could take a page out of his book, and show that they cast their votes by donning a fetching hat, like this Uncle Sam Hat from Ariel Premium Supply.
3. Yard Sign
Though yard signs, like this Die Cut Yard Sign from Pepco Promotional Products, usually are a way to show support leading up to an election, voters can let passersby know that they hit the polls earlier that day. (It also could keep canvassers from ringing their doorbells during dinnertime. We already voted! We don't need more pamphlets!)
What do you guys think? Sure, the stickers are great, and I look forward to receiving them every time I vote. But it can never hurt to think outside the box. (The ballot box, that is.)