'Adhesive Participation Trophies': NY Election Heads Say No to 'I Voted' Stickers
A number of polling locations on Long Island, New York, declined to offer voters "I Voted" stickers during Tuesday's midterms due to budget constraints.
According to Newsday, board of elections officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties didn't purchase the iconic stickers due to their reported exorbitant cost.
"We’re not about to spend $20,000 in taxpayer money to distribute adhesive participation trophies," said Nick LaLota, Suffolk's Republican elections commissioner.
Dana Perino said Tuesday on The Five that the stickers "do create a lot of peer pressure."
Newsday reported that in Nassau County, old stickers may have been available to distribute to voters.
In the town of Huntington, M&M candy was reportedly offered to voters instead of the stickers.
Voters in Huntington denied an “I voted” sticker, but offered M&Ms as a consolation
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