Project organized in Ljubljana by Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Arts and Kapelica gallery in conjunction with Michael Rakowitz’s solo exhibition at the Kunstraum Innsbruck/Stadtturmgalerie Innsbruck.

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Michael Rakowitz

Test ballot

Examining the Faulty Machinery of Democracy

From 2 November 2004 at 14:00 to 3 November 2004 at 15:00

Kapelica Gallery
Kersnikova 4
Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Public Project by Michael Rakowitz

November 2nd 2004

Mindful of the profound world impact that the office of the President of the United States holds; and in accordance with the Bush Administration’s stated desire to establish global democratic principles, the Global Community is invited to vote in the 2004 election of the President of the United States of America on the Second day of November, Two Thousand and Four.

Ten of the controversial Votomatic voting machines used in the 2000 U.S. Presidential elections in Palm Beach County, Florida, have been exported to various locations in Europe.

One of the Votomatic machines was installed in Ljubljana at the Kapelica Gallery, Kersnikova 4.

Polling started at 14:00 on 2 November and closed at 3:00 CET on 3 November, in correspondence with official voting hours in the U.S.A..

CANDIDATES

OFFICIAL EUROPEAN RESULTS

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List of Candidates

Republicans:

REPUBLICAN PARTY:
President George W. Bush (Texas)
Presidential Nominee

Democrats:

DEMOCRATIC PARTY:
US Senator John F. Kerry (Massachusetts)
Presidential Nominee

Other:

LIBERTARIAN PARTY:
Michael Badnarik (Texas)
Presidential Nominee

GREEN PARTY:
David Cobb (California)
Presidential Nominee

CONSTITUTION PARTY:
Michael Peroutka (Maryland)
Presidential Nominee

SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY:
James Harris
Presidential Nominee

SOCIALIST PARTY USA:
Walt Brown (Oregon)
Presidential Nominee

Independents:

REFORM PARTY:
Ralph Nader (I-Connecticut)
Presidential Nominee