A New Look for Election Day
Can public art increase voter engagement?
This is a question that hasn’t been answered, so we’re getting Philadelphia’s best creatives together to help us find out.
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?
Our idea is simple. Election Day should be an experience. Instead of boring, confusing signs, let’s use bright, vibrant artwork to identify our polling places. Can artists and performers make Election Day in Philadelphia a little more colorful? We vote yes!
It’s time to see Election Day differently.
By commissioning more than 50 local artists to create large signs that say “Vote Here” in both English and Spanish, we’ll make it easier for people to find their polling places on Election Day.
Using public performances, we will breathe life back into civic spaces. We’re staging 5+ pop-up performances on November 3rd to help keep spirits high and infuse polling places with energy and excitement.
#VOTENOV3RD: WHO’S TALKING ABOUT US
This election day we’re going to show you who’s talking about Next Stop: Democracy!
Every time the hashtag #votenov3rd is used it will be added to this heatmap to show its use this election day. Don’t forget to vote and don’t forget to #votenov3rd