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In 2004, voters in Chicago had to use a tool to punch out a hole next to the candidate they choose.

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The Fair Election International's report pointed out that low-income areas of St. Louis had fewer machines and poll workers than wealthier areas in November 2004.

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On Election Day 2004, voters in some areas of Missouri waited a long time to vote.

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In Wisconsin, voters can register to vote on election day. Watch an 18-year-old register and cast her ballot.

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Visit a polling place on election day 2004 and learn about some of the challenges faced by voters.

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Friends of the late musician Blaze Foley perform the closing song from Election Day in Austin, TX.

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A visually impaired voter has difficulty casting her ballot on an electronic voting machine.

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A poll watcher speaks with a campaign volunteer who has stepped over the line.

Filmmaker Interviews

Chevigny talks about the challenges involved with shooting 11 disparate stories simultaneously in one day in Election Day.


Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the street-level experience of voters in today's America?

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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Election Day (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 1, 2008

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Filmmaker: Katy Chevigny Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Katy Chevigny
Katy Chevigny

We set out to depict portraits of real people who make our democracy work, whose actions are not the kind of thing that would make the evening news.”

— Katy Chevigny, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Chevigny's well-established verité style reveals the profound stake that citizens across the country have in the voting process.”

&mdash Pat Aufderheide, In These Times

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