The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t

The Official Unofficial Voting Station
Photo by Thaib Wahab / PixelCharge Studios

Aram Han Sifuentes, Banner for The Official Unofficial Voting Station, 2020.

In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, the Skirball Cultural Center presents The Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t. Conceived by artist-activist Aram Han Sifuentes, this online exhibition reimagines the act of voting as it could be: broad, inclusive, and cause for celebration. The playfully designed polling place welcomes everyone to cast a symbolic ballot—regardless of the legal barriers that prevent approximately ninety-two million people in the United States from participating in elections. Visitors to the site can choose their candidate for US President, weigh in on the ways they think voting access should be expanded, and name the issues that matter most to them. As ballots are cast, the site will keep a running tally, revealing over time the participants’ values and visions for the future of America. Participants will be eligible to receive by mail the artist’s custom Voting Stickers for All, clever infographics about US voting rights, and an advocacy toolkit—all created to inspire public support for greater access to the vote.

Event Information
Start Date: October 1, 2020
End Date: November 30, 2020
Venue: Skirball Cultural Center

The Official Unofficial Voting Station