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November 04, 2014
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Vote! Vote! Because it’s your civic duty, and also because, apparently, you might be publicly humiliated if you don’t.

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Vote! Vote! Because it’s your civic duty, and also because, apparently, you might be publicly humiliated if you don’t.

No, we’re not just talking about people who give you the side eye if your lapel is bare of an “I voted!” sticker. Stephen Colbert reports that some voter advocacy groups are sending mailings to let citizens know by name which of their friends and neighbors have been playing hooky from the voting booth. It’s a little Big Brotherish for our tastes, but as long as they also let you know which of your friends really meant to vote, but they forgot they had to pick up their laundry, and then they were late to work, so there was just no time, we can roll with it. (We will vote tonight, we swear. Please don’t send our neighbors letters.)

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