In honor of the 2012 election season, the city of Tempe is coordinating “Journey to the Vote," an exhibition celebrating free voting across the world. During elections, the second floor of the Library is used as a polling location in Tempe. The exhibition pulls references from American history such as the Suffragette Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century and the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as well as specific displays about culture and elections across the globe. The city is organizing displays such as Associated
Press photos of international “election inked” fingers, interviews with local Muslim community members about elections in the Middle East and lectures from local scholars about culture and political science.
Image: "Voting Hand" by Adil Rahee