Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kids Voting at Blue Monday

We've gotten such a great reaction, we have decided there is a need so we had better jump in and do it! Here are the details:

Saturday, November 1 Noon to Three p.m. Free
Blue Monday Craft Lounge 652 Main Street (765.420.9850)

Anyone under the age of 18 may "vote."
When they arrive, they will create their own "identification card." Then they will check in with a volunteer. They will show their card, verify their age, first name, and state of residence. At that point they will be handed a "ballot," which they can take into the booth, fill out, and drop into the ballot box.

Most rules that apply to voting sites will apply at this event; free, non-partisan, one vote each person, etc. The only significant differences will be the lack of age restriction and presence of snacks. The ballot contains the names of the candidates (along with photos for the pre-readers) that are present on the Indiana ballot: Barr, McCain, and Obama. Write-in candidates will also be permitted.

Results will be announced that Saturday night. No need to register, come on down!!!

(I feel like I need a disclaimer that NONE of these votes will come close to even being considered valid for the election. Entertainment purposes only, folks. No fraud here!)

1 comment:

Angie said...

What a fun idea! I just heard about it on the news. My kids would love it, but I think we're going to be busy working on painting our porch before the weather gets cold again. (At least the kids all got to see me vote early and we talked about it while I was voting.)

I hope that it brings a lot of new faces into your store! Good luck! :)