2007, 84 minutes
Directed by Katy Chevigny
Ambitious in scope and emotionally resonant, filmmaker Katy Chevigny’s (Deadline) latest film, Election Day, crisscrosses a large swathe of the U.S., from the plains of South Dakota to the muggy Florida panhandle, to tell the remarkable story of twelve Americans determined to make their votes, and the votes of others, count on election day 2004. Election Day was an Official Selection at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival and was featured at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2007.
In Shaker Heights, Ohio, a woman waits in line for hours in the rain with her infant child, only to discover her name is not on the voter list and she must travel to another polling place to vote. In New York City, a fifty-year-old ex-felon is able to vote for the first time, but will his affidavit ballot be counted? Meanwhile, in Stockholm, Wisconsin, community members register on the spot, vote with paper and pencil, and know each other by first name. With the next presidential election race already in full swing, Election Day is a call to action for all who value their right to vote.
Click here to read an interview with Katy Chevigny, Director of Election Day