Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can't–Activation
Aram Han Sifuentes' Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t highlights the importance of voting—the primary privilege associated with United States citizenship. The installation, which serves as an unofficial polling site, provides all who encounter it the opportunity to vote on a range of current political issues, such as whether to allow convicted felons to vote or pay reparations to descendants of slaves.
Visitors are not required to register, show identification, or prove United States citizenship in order to vote.
The ease and openness with which the work facilitates participation contrasts the often burdensome bureaucratic barriers to voting that many Americans experience. Voter suppression continues to impede many voters, keeping citizens from exercising one of their most basic and precious rights. In light of COVID-19 and the increased urgency of allowing Americans to vote by mail, the work has been made accessible online; via http://officialunofficial.vote/, and the QR code below, anyone can vote, from anywhere.