In recent weeks this ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral on social media, giving the cable and TV networks endless hours of video of celebrities getting wet with which to fill air time instead of the usual cat videos. Blog for Arizona’s own Bob Lord has even taken the ice bucket challenge (see his Facebook page).
Which got me to thinking “Why hasn’t anyone come up with a similar creative social media campaign to encourage voters to vote?”
The Blog for Arizona community is comprised of some of the brightest and most creative minds in Arizona and beyond (trolls excepted), so let’s use this blog as a creative commons to come up with some creative and fun ideas to encourage voters to vote in November.
Some quick ground rules. You cannot offer any monetary bet or wager. A.R.S.§16-1015. It is unlawful to receive or agree to receive any consideration in exchange for a voted or unvoted ballot. A.R.S.§16-1005(C) (I believe this still includes alcoholic beverages). Nor can you show your completed ballot by posting photos on social media. A.R.S.§16-1018(4) and (5).
You get the idea, it has to be something totally innocuous to keep you all out of trouble with the law. Maybe you can post a selfie with your “I voted” sticker (do not take the photo inside a polling place) and challenge all of your friends to do the same.
I’m sure you all can come up with some innocuous but creative and fun ways to encourage voters to vote. Post your best ideas in the comments.
FYI: Yes, I voted in the primary election. Have you?