The Lesser of Two Evils Booth...

October 23rd, 2008, 9:26 pm

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The booth is designed to make the choice as easy as possible without confusing any of the voters any more than they already must be. In addition to making the process 4 steps WITH lighted guides, it also reminds people that whomever you choose will inevitably be...the lesser of two evils.

step 1: fill out the ballot
step 2: insert ballot into the appropriate slot (lights around the slot flash in order to prompt the user as to what action is required)
step 3: only after ballot is inserted properly into the slot will the lights around the dial begin to light up in a circular manner. this prompts the user to turn the dial "arrow" towards the party they are settling for.
step 4: mash the giant button that lights up. only when the dial is turned fully and directly will the corresponding button light up.

keep your stub and wait for the appropriate and inevitable demand for a recount.

instructions will be placed right on the panel as to avoid confusion and only after each step is done fully can the next step occur.


October 24th, 2008, 4:18 am

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The concept is based on the need for reuse of each candidate’s printed material. Posters, flyers and other paper materials are collected and recycled in order to produce low quality paper for the printer of the voting booth.

Users have just to select the candidate, push the confirmation button and then the printer prints the vote. This way offers a significant reduction of waste and gives people an extra motive for sustainable thinking. In addition the simple interface makes the voting procedure easy even for the elderly.


"Vote with Style"

October 24th, 2008, 7:37 am

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Voting is a very prestigious event, then why are the voting spaces so boring!!!

Here is an attempt to make the voting environment more interactive and attractive. The space will speak to you, interact with you and calm you so that you can make the right decision.

October 24th, 2008, 5:43 pm

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...taking a more light hearted approach to the topic...this is the...


Harnessing the aura and magic of the carnival, this ride "SEES THE FUTURE!" and allows you to catch a glimpse of what consequences your vote may bring.

Six industrial grade hydraulic pumps add a sense of "EARTH SHATTERING REALISM!" to the experience. (Barf bag not included...)

Once the ride comes to a full and complete stop, the newly "educated" voter can proceed to the adjacent polling station to cast their vote, then dine on some cotton candy and fried dough!


Vote Prediction Machine

Square Peg in a Round Hole

October 27th, 2008, 7:11 pm

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Currently, 15 states allow straight ticket or straight party voting which lets voters choose a party’s entire slate of candidates with only one mark on the ballot. This process sadly reduces democracy to little more than a child's toy. Therefore Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, this voting booth is for you.

"Human Scale"

October 27th, 2008, 9:12 pm

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There's no miscounting or rigged polls here. This large scale allows the popular vote to reign supreme! Happy voting!

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Vote and Voice!!

October 28th, 2008, 12:05 am

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Tonight, after seeing this competition, I grew a little hungry and made myself a PB&J. It was while making this sandwich that I couldn't help but think how stressful, frustrating, and downright scary the current situation our country is facing. So I thought what better way to let out some of the stress and emotion most of us are feeling than physically voicing it in the voting process. This is Vote and Voice, my one hour worth of further development on the idea.

Another Voting Booth

October 28th, 2008, 2:55 pm

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Just a voting booth, with no carrot in real but LCD :)

Illusions and Desicions

October 28th, 2008, 5:09 pm

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You are escorted into an all white, glossy room. In front of you are 4 goblets, and must choose the correct gobblet from which to take a sip. The fate of your country and economy rests on your decision. But which goblet do you choose? Look very very very carefully, be wary of illusions, and the candidates should reveal themselves.
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October 29th, 2008, 3:28 pm

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Haven't put anything on this board before, but here's my general opion about voting systems..
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October 29th, 2008, 11:55 pm

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This is a concept designed to increase voter turnout, aimed specifically at the indecisive and apathetic audiences. This watch design seeks to extend the appeal of voting to these crowds by offering a unique, light-hearted perspective on the presidential election, which can often seem uninteresting and even overwhelming.

The watch's blatent slot machine inspiration is bound to turn heads, and is also reminiscent of the traditional lever machines. In order to receive their exclusive watch, one must submit a voucher via the internet or mail, which will include the person's personal information and location. Once this information is received, a watch will be sent to their respective voting location, where they will pick up their watch right before entering the voting booth. If the watch incentive had not sparked even the slightest interest in the presidential election, they can simply pull the watch lever and make a decision on the spot!

::45 minutes::Illustrator, Photoshop
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It is my 1 hour design voting booth

October 30th, 2008, 4:04 am

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It is eco-friendly, sustainable voting booth for reducing manual labor needed for vote

1. It looks plain solor pannel decorected booth.
Always opened to welcome voters.

2. As soon as the voter gets inside the booth, weight of voter pushed the pannel below, and with help of clock-works, the door behind the voter shuts, and light on.
Ready to vote. (There are only enough space for one person)
The energy for lights are stored to battery automatically charged with solar energy system. Eco-friendly.

3. After the voter finished voting, He/she has to open the shut door to get out. When the door is getting opened, clock-works connected to the door, makes the vote paper roll, to roll;- new vote areas for next voter.
As vote paper roll is rolled to inside of box, voted mark on the vote paper is scanned and vote data is digitally stored. (For counting convience)

4. After a roll is all-used, it is automatically dropped below (with force of gravity) to storage lower part of the box.
(The digital scanner is a good job for counting, but analogue datas are stored in cases of re-counting.)
There are seperate room and door for install of new vote paper roll, a voter could check and install if the vote paper area is not ready for him/her.
He/She can always install new vote paper roll easily. :)

' 1. Place new roll inside roll box in front of you
2. pull end of roll until you find a line (on the paper)
3. put it into a hole you see in front of you, and push it inti the
hole until you see another line and voting space
4. vote '

(Unused vote paper roll stored nearby with simple explaination of how to install new vote paper roll.)

Voting Cafe

October 30th, 2008, 9:49 am

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Every four years, roughly half of eligible voters actually vote.

Thinking back to my time in college, nothing got me to a boring meeting faster than free ice cream.

On a more serious note, what if polling places were more welcoming, better places to hang out? What if instead of a hassle, it became a welcome respite every four years? A time to get free food, meet people around the neighborhood, and take a little break.
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25 Cent VOTE - Voting BOoth

October 30th, 2008, 11:36 am

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25 Cent Vote System.

This is a friendly and caring system to vote for your candidate.
Once you decide to go to vote you have to follow the next steps.

1. Take a 25 Cent coin
2. Choose your candidate
3. Choose in the touchscreen display to where the coin (contribution) will be adressed
4. Then, introduce the coin into the candidate slot.
5. Vote was done, so wait for your ticket / confirmation
6. Wait for your "thanks a lot for your vote and help" or something like this.
7. go home happy.

This voting booth could be used for any other campaigns and contributions, just set the software up and put in the place you need.


Do not want to pay?, Do not vote.


Ivan Vidal. IVDESIGN
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iVOTE (election voting device)

October 30th, 2008, 1:02 pm

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Last night I decided to enter this challenge simply because the idea just hit me. Why not design a touch screen voting tablet device? So I went with a common theme in technology today, maybe you know what I'm referring to and made it simple to use, just select a candidate out of the two on the screen.

The device is small enough (12"wide, 1"tall, 1/2" thickness) that is could be used to collect votes at remote locations where voters are unable to make it to the booths.

The card reader idea goes somewhat further by introducing accountability to the election process. By using a credit card or special voter card, each voter will be charged $1 that will show up on a statement somewhere, making the vote traceable.

All in all I feel these devices could be easily produced here in the US by our top computer companies at low cost and environmental awareness, and eliminate the burdens of the 2000 election.

Remember to vote!