Halloween and election season have always been uneasy bedfellows. After all, does anyone give you candy corn or miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for voting? I should say not. (Although for a few glorious years, I voted in a place that provided free coffee and doughnuts for voters. Good motivation to get to the polls early.)

But the website Yes We Carve aims to create a profound link between the two events.

The idea is simple—carve Barack Obama’s face (or name, or full body portrait) into your pumpkin and send a pic in. The designs range from the intricate to the simple, but all carry a lovely message of hope.

Don’t forget to save the seeds and get an extra (preferably the sugar pie variety) to use in a recipe.

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