posted on Oct, 22 2018 @ 08:28 PM
A few hours ago I stopped in my local Walmart (I'm in SW Missouri) to grab some milk and noticed something very strange. Every single cooler door in
the dairy section had a big sticker--about 7X8 inches--urging people to vote, to register to vote if they're not already registered, and to text
"VOTE" to 57543 for more information on getting registered or to find out where your polling place is etc. Bizarre. And even more bizarre was that
this was only in the dairy section.
I didn't have my phone with me or I would've taken a pic--8 or 10 cooler doors in a row with these big, unmissable stickers screaming "VOTE! TEXT
THIS NUMBER TO FIND OUT HOW!" I did, however, text VOTE to the number when I got home because I was reeeeeally curious, and received the following
message in reply:
Use our Walmart Voter Toolkit! Click the link for more information:
In spite of my innate paranoia, the link doesn't seem to be anything nefarious; there's the option--which takes you to the official Missouri voter
registration page--to register if you're not already (though the deadline is already past) and if you put in the name and address of someone who IS
registered to vote it shows you where your polling place is. But what interest does Walmart have in whether people vote or not? And why put these
stickers out there now (they weren't there 3 days ago) when it's too late to register anyway? Why in the dairy section? Wth?
Is this something Walmart is doing all over the country, or is it some regional thing? What's the agenda here?