What gives, Erie County?
Voters – especially of the millennial persuasion – have taken to social media today to decry the lack of "I Voted!" stickers in Erie County.
They're experiencing a serious sense of FOMO, given that proud voters have been taking selfies with their stickers, affixing them to important landmarks and generally using them to crow about their civic participation.
According to Erie County Board of Elections Commissioner Len Lenihan, the county has not offered stickers for 15 years.
A sampling of the reaction on Twitter:
Will my polling place ever have "I Voted Stickers"? #VotingStickersMatter
— Justin Buffalo (@JustInBuffalo) November 8, 2016
Oh there were no "I voted" stickers at my polling place either. I should make my own.
— Joseph DiDomizio (@JosephDiD) November 8, 2016
No free coffee. No free donuts. No stickers! But we voted.
Free giant weight off of our shoulders removed. 👍
— Scott Michalak (@ScottyMCSS) November 8, 2016
Who do I have to talk to about getting “I Voted” stickers in Buffalo?
— Nick Guy (@thenickguy) November 8, 2016
So I voted, but you'd never know because #Buffalo doesn't give out the voting stickers! 😞
— Laura (@chip_099) November 8, 2016
My sister just voted in Buffalo and they didn't give her a sticker either. Election board: someone is hoarding all the stickers #ElectionDay
— Shilpa R Sharma (@ShilpaRSharma) November 8, 2016
— RustBeltVersion (@RustBeltVersion) November 8, 2016
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