What If We Treated the Mail-in Ballot with the Respect It Deserves?
by Andrew Gibbs on 10/27/2020 | 2 Minute Read
Designer Matt Hanzly conceptualizes what it would be like if mail-in voting were designed and created with the respect that it deserves.
He designed the mail-in ballot with no budget in mind, creating a beautifully packaged box for a premium at-home unboxing experience. This project is a great reminder of the importance of doing your civic duty, and how every single vote matters and should get treated with the upmost respect. Now go VOTE!
With the onset of Covid-19, more people are voting by mail then ever before. Mail-in voting has grown from 24.9% in 2016 to 50.3% in 2020.
Going to the polling station and casting your vote is an experience one remembers. You go to your local polling station, wait in line, check your name, cast your vote, and get your "I Voted" sticker. That experience and those memories are lost in the mail-in ballot process.
So, what if we treated the ballot with the respect it deserves and created more of an at home experience? For this project, I explored what our ballot process could be and disregarded the obvious cost of creating ballot packages for all voters.