Photobloggers To Capture Democracy in Action

Posted on November 2, 2006

Polling Place Photo ProjectAIGA, a professional association for designers, has launched the Polling Place Photo Project. The project is a citizen journalism experiment to collect photographs of local polling places.
The Polling Place Photo Project is a nationwide experiment in citizen journalism that seeks to empower citizens to capture, post and share photographs of democracy in action. By documenting their local voting experience on November 7, voters can contribute to an archive of photographs that captures the richness and complexity of voting in America.

With citizen's images and the information that accompanies them, the Project becomes a research tool on how voting happens in America and how it can be designed to be easier, less confusing and more enjoyable. The project intends to collect photographs of every polling place in America, so you are encouraged to participate no matter where you vote, how large or small your polling place is, what kind of ballot you use, or what your party affiliation.
People can upload phototgraphs from the November 7, 2006 election to the website. There are a few sample images online that currently show empty voting places.