How do you find your polling station? Can you register to vote online? What exactly is absentee voting? Understanding voting rules before election day comes around can be the difference between getting your vote counted and getting your vote tossed, and some people can easily get shut out of the process.
Students from Carol Sun’s graphic design class at the Bronx High School for the Visual Arts worked with CUP teaching artist Nontsikelelo Mutiti to decode voter eligibility rules.
Students spoke with representatives Kahtryn Peters and Paul Kominers from an organization called Turbo Vote that helps people to navigate the voting process. Students asked questions to find out what you need to bring to the polling stations, how to register to vote, deadlines to register, and more. Students took what they learned and designed buttons with slogans with their thoughts on the system. The team then designed a brochure to make these rules more accessible to their peers.
You can see the brochure here.