The NYTimes and AIGA are sponsoring a Polling Places Photo Project as a “nationwide experiment in citizen journalism that encourages voters to capture, post and share photographs of this year’s primaries, caucuses and general election”. I took a quick photo on this rainy Super Tuesday of where I voted in Watertown.
I’ve always liked the act of voting, and taking part in Americans gathering in school gyms and community centers to chose our civic leaders. This election is especially nice for a couple of reasons. This year I’m truly excited about a candidate. (I feel like Josh in a scene from The West Wing when he comes back from NH wearing a giant smile to show Sam he’s found “the real thing”.) Next, Massachusetts’ semi-open primary is on Super Tuesday, increasing the amount of campaigning here and drawing McCain, Obama and Clinton to speak in the state yesterday. Finally, having a (mostly) proportional assignment of delegates means that each vote counts, which is not always true in lopsided Mass. elections.
Ok, go exercise your franchise and all that.