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    Posted November 2, 2010 by
    BradWillis
    Location
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Election Day: Prove you voted

    Symbolism in South Carolina

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     BradWillis told me, 'I was out to vote against a couple of candidates simply because I can't imagine them being in charge of my state.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    "Would you like a sticker?" the lady asked.

     

    She was earnest.

     

    "It's been a busy day," she said.

     

    "That's a good thing," I told her.

     

    She nodded.

     

    The stickers might have been big enough to cover a doll's eye.

     

    "They told us they downsized this year," the lady said.

     

    I looked at the sticker. It was as big as nail on my pinky finger. I stuck it on the end of the knife on my Mise En Place t-shirt.

     

    I had just voted in the Senate race between Jim De Mint and Alvin Greene. I couldn't help but think, the size of the sticker on my chest somehow symbolized my role in the electoral process.

     

    The lady was right. It was busy as people got off work. They were there to vote about whether hunting and fishing should be considered a constitutional right in South Carolina. And, they were there to get a sticker. A very small sticker.

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