Democracy Shredder Backpack

Halloween 2004: New Yorkers were offered an opportunity to cast their presidential election vote early. Given the choice between John Kerry, George Bush or Hello Kitty for president, citizens of NYC filled out ballots indicating their chosen candidate and placed it in the backpack ballot box wherein it was immediately shredded.

ballot box with glowing el-paper sign (left); making of (right)

ballots (left) backpack in action (right)

citizen casts vote (left) the devil casts his vote. hummmm, GW? (right)

inspector no. 33 is on site to assure that each vote is inspected and properly rejected