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The Pop-Up Poll Booth

Brighton illustrator sets up The Pop-Up Poll Booth for public to vote for most hated politician.

On Tuesday 5th May, I subverted the role of Poll Booth on the week of the General Election.
As polling day loomed, I transformed an empty shop in Brighton Laines into a fully functioning Poll Booth. A hand made Ballot Box was accessible to the public all week so they could vote for the politician they hate the most. Within the Poll Booth were large caricature sculptures of politicians as well as fun workshops throughout the week such as colouring in sheets, political party games and the opportunity to dress up as Nigel Farage.

The aim of the Poll Booth was to not only to vent your anger against the government but also to learn about basic politics and engage with the subject. The Pop-Up Poll Booth wants to promote political engagement and that by educating the general public about politics we can undo the apathetic mood towards voting.

The project as well as successfully engaging the public by getting 400 votes also caught the attention of the press. The project was featured by Sky News and People of Print as part of the election coverage.


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