Vote! …and take a few pictures

by Jeff Greene /




First of all, if you haven’t done so already, quit reading this and go vote. Now.

If you are not sure where your polling place is located, take 30 seconds and check here: I’ll wait…



Today is a historic one in the annals of American politics and one I have awaited with great anticipation. Aside from the obvious factors of race and gender, there are several additional aspects that make this a unique election.


  • For the first time since 1952, none of the candidates are an incumbent President or current Vice President.


  • Regardless of who wins, there will be a new President or Vice President in their 40s, the youngest to hold office since JFK and younger than a vast majority of the voting public.


  • Political experts are forecasting a record voter turn-out in both sheer numbers and percentage of registered voters casting ballots.


Ballot 2008a All of this makes for an exciting period in our nations’ history and should be documented for the ages. The New York Times Polling Place Project, asks photographers to photograph voters and polling stations in their area and submit them to the online collection. By documenting local voting experiences, participants can contribute to an archive of photographs that captures the richness and complexity of voting in America. Rules vary from state to state regarding taking photographs inside the polling areas, so please ask before you shoot….



After the polls close, follow the returns tonight with your friends and family and witness the results and ultimate conclusion of two long years of presidential campaigning.





For the record, my prediction for the final Electoral Vote is 326 – 212.

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