'Popsicles to the Polls' Ice Cream Truck Handing Out Free Treats and Voting Info Across Cincinnati

Wave Pool and civic engagement group Public Service Artists have rented an ice cream truck and are bringing both free popsicles and voter info to Cincy neighborhoods over the next four weeks

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Popsicles to the Polls truck

Camp Washington's Wave Pool and civic engagement group Public Service Artists have rented an ice cream truck and are bringing both sweet treats and voter info to neighborhoods across Cincinnati over the next four weeks.

The Popsicles to the Polls project will be spreading the word about early voting and "encouraging those who may feel disenfranchised, discouraged or confused by the voting process to get their votes in," says Wave Pool. 

Each stop the truck makes will include an opportunity to get information about the voting process from volunteers, "custom music and information about the voting process and how to check if you’re registered, where your polling location is, and how to vote early through the loud speaker system," and, of course, free soft serve and popsicles.

Popsicles to the Polls will be using data obtained by PSA to visit local neighborhoods that have had a historically low voter turnout. 

Here's the current schedule, with more dates to be announced: 

  • 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9: Former Kroger Parking Lot at 954 E. McMillan in Walnut Hills
  • Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10: Wave Pool at 2940 Colerain Ave. in Camp Washington
  • 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14: Villages of Roll Hill Community Center in Fairmount
  • 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16: Former Kroger Parking Lot at 954 E. McMillan in Walnut Hills
  • 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18: The Walk the Vote parade in Norwood
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20: Villages of Roll Hill Community Center in Fairmount

For more info on Wave Pool, visit wavepoolgallery.org. For more info on Public Service Artists, visit facebook.com/publicserviceartists.

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