40-foot interactive installation to orient voters to their ballot
Student voters are often surprised by their first encounter with a ballot. It is not uncommon for them to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by what looks like a long and complicated series of decisions. The Ballot Wayfinder gives students a visual heads up of what to expect and invites them into a playful, informative experience to develop a sense of confidence.
Playground-like sculptures introduce key offices on the federal, state and local levels. For each office, a rotating cube helps voters understand both the role and the impact that the office could have on specific issue areas.
A Ballot Field Guide explains the color-coding system for the highlighted issue areas.
An infographic about the Michigan court system shows students which judicial seats are up for election and what their vote might impact.
The Proposal Wall explains how ballot proposals work in Michigan and points to reliable information about the views of both supporters and opponents for each proposal.
A research area invites students to sit down and explore non-partisan, trustworthy resources to learn about candidates and proposals.