Election Day voters wear their stickers with pride, but they’re a relatively new part of voting in the United States. Florida-based National Campaign Supply claims to have designed the original “I Voted” sticker and first printed it in 1986, but each state or county decides the design of their sticker—or to have none at all. This morning Twitter and Instagram was flush with more lucky voters (and their kids!) who were happy to share their confirmation. But if you’re like me—denied a sticker by killjoy New Jersey election officials!—feel free to make your own.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.