When I was a kid, I remember sitting in the front seat of my dad’s Oldsmobile Tornado. The cloth seats worn out from years of use, the classic brown and burgundy color tones throughout the dash, and the crisp smell of pure American throughout the cabin.
Election Day was always fun for me as a kid because my dad would take me to his polling location. I remember being nervous about whether or not I could stand next to him while he voted. I always did because I was a rebel. He would talk about what he was doing and why voting was important. Then at the end, we would leave and he would receive the holy grail for all American Voters: the coveted “Voting Sticker.”
The sticker was a symbolic badge of honor. Once adorning your person, you became invincible. You fulfilled your civic duty of democracy. My dad would always put his on his dashboard. He would stick it right in the middle facing us. The sticker always stared smack dab in my face, and has been a constant reminder to be informed and always vote.
With that said, I thought it would be cool to highlight some of the sticker pictures I have been seeing throughout today. Which ones are your favorite?
Emily Broughton was featured on CNN’s article: #MyVote: 50 stickers, 50 states and you article for the Ohio picture.
Heidi Milne, Synchrony Financial – Sometimes coffee takes longer than voting.
I waited longer in line at #Starbucks than the polls today! #luckily ….. first time voting in Ohio….interesting/great experience and every single vote VERY important …..did u know that whoever has won Ohio in every election (except Nixon) has won the election?!?!? Let's see if that streak sticks today! 💙❤️🇺🇸
Ashley Bethard, Dayton.com – Showing off her red blazer for this heated election.
Mark DaGrossa, Folio Design Haus – Santa without a doubt checked this year’s election list twice.
Rachel Goodspeed, Vectren – Nothing better than a fresh cup of Joe along with some early morning voting!
Doug Camfield, Warped Wing Brewing – Sharing a pint as well as some time to get out and VOTE!
Boston Stoker – The best part of waking up is voting with your coffee.
Samantha Redden, JDRF – Sometimes you just have to go loco at the polls.
Generation Dayton – Emphasizing that voting is important for everyone!
Cory D. D. Miller – Just like my dad did, here is my sticker in my car…