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Now you can send pizza to voters stuck in long polling lines

Democracy is delicious.


Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 8, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 3:28 pm CDT

Voting isn’t always easy: You might have to jump through a few hoops to find your polling place, you may need to bring some sort of government-issued ID, and—today especially—you’re virtually guaranteed to have to wait in line to cast your ballot. But now a website called Pizza to the Polls wants to sweeten the deal a little bit.

Using the same philosophy of Reddit’s Random Acts of Pizza, Pizza to the Polls asks users to report long lines at local polling places, and then it handles sending over “the one thing that pairs so perfectly with freedom: piping hot ’za.” Even if there’s not a long line near you, you can help the cause by donating to the pizza fund at $10 a pop. At the time of this writing, 58 pizzas had found their ways to voters (via SliceLife), and some $10,267 was still in the coffers. (If there’s money left over at the end of the day, it’ll be donated to feed hungry Americans—exact charity TBD, but suggestions are welcome.)

You can follow along with the virtual pizza party on Pizza to the Polls’ Twitter page.

Reminder: If you’re in line when the polls close, you still get to vote. And maybe eat.

H/T A.V. Club

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 11:14 am CST