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Photograph: Courtesy Arielle Wilkins/Brothas N Sistas

10 local illustrators perfectly capture how New Yorkers feel about the upcoming election

"Power to the polls."

By
Collier Sutter
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The 2020 presidential election is right around the corner, and New Yorkers are using their voices and platforms to encourage others to participate in what is one of the most crucial elections to-date.

In the ethers of Instagram, the visual-first app allows information—in expressive formto circulate quickly. Cunning illustrators across the country have used the medium to put their magic into motion through vibrant, quick-witted graphics. These pieces of shareable art are distributed and reposted on other's pages within seconds—encouraging their own social audience to wake up, take action and make a clear voting plan.

One Brooklyn artist in the roundup of powerful illustrations below is Emmy-award winning animator and artist Mike Perry of Comedy Central’s Broad City. Perry felt so strongly about the power of art in this election that he launched an artist-led social media initiative called “Art of Voting Early” to raise awareness to the importance of voting early.

Other NYC artists included in the mix focus their shareable art around key dates, inspire voters to mail in their ballots or state their support for Biden's candidacy. Check out the original graphics from New York artists below, share them yourself and don't forget to show up to vote sometime between now and November 3. (Already mailed in your ballot? Here's how you can track your ballot online.)

1. Lauren Martin

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2. Mike Perry

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3. George Boorujy

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4. Julia Fletcher

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5. Arielle W.

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6. Soft Power Vote

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7. Hyesu Lee

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8. Alexandra Folino

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9. Michael Saintil

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10. Motion Wanderer

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