BABE VOTE 

Yes, it's still October, but midterm election day—Tuesday, Nov. 6, for those who aren't as politically obsessed as we are—is already looming, bringing with it a new edition of the age-old question: How can we get more Americans to vote? Following the 2016 presidential election, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that just 61.4 percent of the voting-age population took to the polls, and the Pew Research Center says that turnout always drops for midterm elections, often by as much as 20 percent. There are initiatives working to change that trend nationwide, but one Boise-based organization, BABE VOTE, is taking a visual tack this fall, pushing non-partisan voter registration and assistance (particularly for women and minorities) with stickers, hats, t-shirts, hoodies and more, all emblazoned with the bold BABE VOTE logo.

"BABE VOTE started as an altered piece of artwork that I spotted on Facebook," Founder Amber Donahue told Boise Weekly. "I liked the look, the black-on-white, and I tracked down the artist and licensed the brand for the entire U.S. ... Our concept is very simple: Wear and share the logo, post to social media and get people to register to vote."

To inspire votes with fashion, order your own BABE VOTE swag online at babevote.org.

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