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I love this time of year because a whole bunch of my favorite things all come together: Pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, cooler weather, elections and…electoral pumpkins! What the what? What is an electoral pumpkin? A weird band? A polling firm? No – electoral pumpkins are my go-to election season stress reliever.

Let me explain. A few years ago during a particularly stressful campaign, I found myself doodling and sketching out campaign signs while looking across a table at a pumpkin and thought – I’m gonna put this campaign sign on a pumpkin and…voila! Since then, I've really come to think outside the box when it comes to pumpkin carving patterns. Why not use your gourd to GOTV (get out the vote) or promote your favorite issues and organizations? One of the first rules of organizing is to go where the people are – and if people are coming to your door to collect candy, why not put your message right in front of them?

So with all of that in mind, I’m super excited to share hot-off-the-presses pumpkin patterns featuring some of my favorite MomsRising and voting images! Click the links below to download templates for your own pumpkin carving pleasure!

Several folks on the MomsRising team have had a go at these designs. Check out Elisa’s pumpkin blog, pictures and even one of her fave pumpkin recipes here. Check out Claire's post here!

I hope you enjoy these! Make sure to share your pictures on our Facebook page and/or tweet a picture to @MomsRising via Twitter!

Happy carving!

-Ruth


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