November 4, 2008--The New York Times' Polling Place Photo Project is a nationwide experiment in citizen journalism that encourages voters to capture, post and share photographs of this year's primaries, caucuses and general election. By documenting local voting experiences, participants can contribute to an archive of photographs that captures the richness and complexity of voting in America.
Photographs of polling places, and the information that accompanies them, is a visual record of how voting happens in America: where it occurs, what the process looks like, how people act, and, ultimately, how the voting experience can be designed to be easier, less confusing and more rewarding. The Project hopes to collect photographs of every polling place in America, so you are encouraged to participate no matter where you vote.
The Polling Place Photo Project began in November 2006 before the mid-term elections. For the 2008 election cycle, the project is supported by The New York Times as a part of its political coverage.
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for design professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. Its mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. AIGA has supported the Polling Place Photo Project since 2006.
To participate or see submitted photos from polls around the nation visit pollingplaces.nytimes.com/content.cfm/home.