5 Strange U.S. Voting Traditions and Where They Came From

In some states they'll call the Sheriff to haul you out of the voting booth if you take too long (no more than three minutes in Indiana). In others, like Utah, you won't be able to buy any alcoholic beverages the day of the election.

Two years ago, Indiana repealed their Election Day liquor ban which had been put in place during the prohibition era.

"We've lobbied for this for a number of years. It's an old, antiquated law that needed to be taken off the books," the chairman of the Indiana Beverage Association Don Marquardt told the Indiana Herald Bulletin.

5. Voting Stickers

Those little stickers that you get after you've come out of the polling booth haven't been around forever. Many states and counties design their own, and it's unclear when the trend became a national thing. The Florida-based National Campaign Supply company claims to have designed the "original" iconic 'I Voted' sticker now used in polling places across the country. The design, they say, was first printed in 1986.

Different stickers are still used in different areas, and many predate the 1986 design. This "I Voted Today" design used in Phoenix and Maricopa, is a year older than the National Campaign Supply design used by many polling places around the country today. And the"I'm a Georgia Voter" stickers, are perhaps the most adorable, with the lettering stamped across a vibrant Georgia peach. In hopes of saving money, some counties, like Knox, Tennessee, have stopped distributing the iconic stickers to the frustration of a few of their voters.

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