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Why Doesn't Chicago Have 'I Voted' Stickers For Elections?

By Kelly Bauer | March 15, 2016 7:05pm
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Why don't Chicagoans get "I Voted" stickers in elections?
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DOWNTOWN — It's been a long time since Chicago gave out "I Voted" stickers, but voters still get upset every year.

Suburban voters get red, white and blue stickers that declare "I Voted!" in multiple languages, yet it's been more than 20 years since such a sticker was given out in the city.


So, what's the deal with Chicago not giving out stickers? Are we broke? Boring?

None of the above — the Board of Elections stopped giving them out because people would take the stickers and put them on walls, said Jim Allen, a spokesman for the board, according to the Sun-Times. The problem became so bad people stopped letting their buildings be used as polling places, fearful of the dreaded stickers.

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