A New Look for Election Day
Can public art increase voter engagement?
Election Day should be one of the most exciting days of the year, but to many people, it seems like a chore. Finding your polling place, finding the entrance, and waiting in line can be complicated and frustrating.
Plus, the signage required by the city to identify a polling place is nothing more than a few pieces of paper taped up on the wall outside the door. If you didn’t know what you were looking for, you wouldn’t give it a second glance.
It doesn’t have to be this way! What if we could transform Election Day from something frustrating into something fun?
It’s time to see Election Day differently
By commissioning more than 60 local artists to create large signs that say “Vote Here” in both English and Spanish, we’ve made it easier for people to find their polling places on Election Day.
Since when did voting become so lifeless and frustrating? Time to jazz it up! We worked with three local artists and the City of Philadelphia to create artistic posters that are included in every polling place kit for the November 8th election.