Honest “I voted” stickers for the New York primary.

Get Your Own Honest “I Voted” Sticker for New York’s Disaster of a Primary

Get Your Own Honest “I Voted” Sticker for New York’s Disaster of a Primary

The Slatest
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April 19 2016 6:21 PM

Get Your Own Honest “I Voted” Sticker for New York’s Disaster of a Primary

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New York’s primary has been a mess even by this year’s generally messy standards. The state’s closed system requires voters to register with a party more than six months in advance if they want to vote in the primary—which is by far the earliest and most independent-unfriendly deadline in the nation. Previously unaffiliated voters—and there are a lot of them in New York, a state in which recent presidential primaries have not been very competitive—are not happy. (Among their ranks? Two of Donald Trump’s children.) Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people seem to have been dropped from voter rolls in Brooklyn for no apparent reason, which has provoked New York City’s comptroller to announce that he’ll be auditing the board of elections. With all this in mind, we’ve made up some customized “I Voted” stickers to accurately capture the full range of New Yorkers' encounters with democracy in action.

Hope you found a good one!

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