Five reasons we’re excited about the new “I voted” perforated stub that Pierce County voters are encouraged to tear off their Feb. 13 ballots.
1 It’s inspiring to tear it and wear it on your wrist, then give a fist bump of civic solidarity to other bracelet-wearing voters.
2 It’s amusing to make color copies, wear several on your wrists, and tell people you voted multiple times.
3 It’s invigorating to lord it over lazy non-voters like you used to do by wearing “I voted” stickers — until the county auditor did away with them in 2013 to save money.
4 You can put it in spouse’s lunchbox, purse or eyeglass case as a reminder to vote. (Will even float in a latte.)
5 Heck, it’s worth trying anything to nudge Pierce County’s pathetic voter turnout back over the 30-percent Mendoza line.