There it is on the parking lot, already drained of color from two weeks of 90+ degree heat. The third discarded "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker I've seen this week. I'm surprised there aren't hundreds on the ground. It's a tribute to the civic mindedness of the people who vote and receive these that they wind up in a proper trash receptacle somewhere instead of on the ground where they deserve to be. What an insult.
Show me the person, find me the minutes of the meeting, where the idea took root that the way to treat voting age adults was as special needs children who will eat a bowel movement just to nab a sticker for their collection.
Why a sticker? Why not hugs and a cookie? Oh, yeah, government cannot endorse any touching or trans fats.
The sticker probably is the only means remaining by which a government can reward civic duty without incurring cost or protest. They should stop whining about low voter turnouts already. You really want to get the vote out? Start handing out toasters at the polls. One man, one vote, one toaster. Maybe a product tie-in. Vote in November and get a free 20oz. Coke with your purchase of a PBS DVD at participating Blockbusters.
I'm looking forward to the August 8th runoff. I'm going to get a sticker and then visit various local businesses to demand freebies and discounts that I'm entitled to under the new and bogus "Georgia Voter Sticker Act." Since there are hundreds of businesses within a mile of the voting booth stocked with cheap teen, illegal, female, and/or summer labor I should be able to make quite a tidy profit on Ebay. Either that, or it becomes litter.