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New York Times Continues Polling Place Photo Project


Signs in the snow
Photo by Jodi Sperber / CC BY-ND

The New York Times has reignited its Polling Place Photo Project, a “nationwide experiment in citizen journalism that encourages voters to capture, post and share photographs of this year’s primaries, caucuses and general election.” All participant photos are published under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license. This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the author.

Alongside the photos, contributors are encouraged to submit additional information like polling place descriptions, voting conditions and personal experiences. The Times says, “By documenting local voting experiences, participants can contribute to an archive of photographs that captures the richness and complexity of voting in America.” Browse some of the photos and then help document democracy by sharing your own.

Posted 09 January 2008