As a photographer for newspapers, I always enjoyed taking voting photos. However, due to early deadlines, I often had to shoot quickly and go for something generic.
The 2016 election was an unusual one, to say the least. But regardless of your political leanings, it's essential that everyone exercises their right to vote. As a photographer, I'm not supposed to have opinions, but I must admit that I don't believe the voting process is entirely fair.
While the mechanical process itself is relatively impartial, the way that voting is structured can lead to unfairness. Some states allow ample days for voting, while others only allow a single day. Inclement weather can also have a significant impact on voter turnout, particularly in the northern states.
In states like Georgia, citizens have no excuse not to vote, given the numerous days available for voting. However, states with strict one-day voting laws are doing their constituents a disservice, especially in crucial election years. When states are allowed to make their voting rules in presidential elections, we all suffer.
And don't even get me started on the complicated world of delegates and super-delegates. It seems to me that the fairest system would be one person equals one vote.
Don't touch that photo! Copyrighted, you know?