Be Kind to Your Feet: A Voting Day Checklist for People Who Will Be Voting In-Person this Yearhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CGTJCxShKSK/

I saw a post on NPR where they showed a video of the voting lines in Georgia.It spanned MULTIPLE blocks. Yeesh!My first thought was, "Why is everyone standing? I should be seeing a line full of lawn chairs".My flat feet were hurting looking at them, especially when I know they were going to be there for HOURS! Here's a short checklist of things you might want to bring in a backpack, or Mary Poppin's Bag, if you're going to vote in-person: ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA fully powered, external battery๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพHeadphones or earbuds๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA book or two๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA small umbrella (and a plastic bag to store it in)๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA jacket or sweatshirt๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพYour mask๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA snack & a bottle of water๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸพA lawn chair, or some other type of seating deviceIt's also here in this IG post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGTJCxShKSK/I googled around, asked around, and going off of memory in voting in-person in the past - I've seen nothing that says you can't bring a backpack into a polling location.Though, you may want to call your state or county Board of Elections to make sure.And if they say its allowed, print that shit out in case anyone asks or tries to give you any grief about it.Even though I've already voted, late last month, if I was going to vote in-person - this is how I would roll-up. Prepared AF & ready to chill.Also, don't forget your ID or any other items you think you might need - even if you THINK you're going to be in line for more than an hour.Good luck voting everyone!I hope you found these suggestions helpful!โœŒ๐Ÿพ
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Thank you for coming up with this list โ™ฅ๏ธ
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For sure!Again, it's how I'd do it. And it's a way to "middle finger" the people that are trying to keep you from voting, right?I would love for the media to show footage of people waiting in line, but they're all sitting in lawn chairs reading, or watching a movie on their iPad - laughing.When you hear & see people standing in line for hours, at your poll place, you say, "Fuck..." and it's discouraging.But when you see people all SITTING in line, "Oh! Good idea. Where's my external charger?...
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Yesss. Reminds me of this awesome woman: https://www.tiktok.com/@queenbv59/video/6883251009896926470
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Ahahahahahaha!!!! I love her!!!"I got my grown folks hair on"...And her chair was pimped out - as was her cooler!It was STACKED! You just reminded me to make a TikTok video about this. That would be better...
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You can head to BallotReady.org to research every candidate on your ballot and make a plan to vote - whether you plan to return a mail ballot at a dropbox or vote in person (early or on election day)! I lead the onboarding + implementation + support teams there ^ :) happy voting and thank you for this wonderful post!
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This is perfect timing!My friend was just telling me she got in her mail-in ballot and her brain was MELTING from doing research on some of the candidates. We were JUST SAYING, "Gee, it would be great if we had a trusted journalist/researcher who just did an expose on ALLLLLLL the candidates so we can figure out who sucks and who's passable". So again, perfect timing!Thank you for this!
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You made my day!!! Iโ€™m so happy to hear that. โค๏ธ if you have any feedback on the site, please don't hesitate to send to me at [email protected] - were always looking for ways to improve our user experience + the data we collect!