Polling Place Spell

By Alison Chicosky and Antonio Moonwatcher

Living in a country where elections can have a huge impact on policies that mean life and death to people I care about, I hear much talk of how to get people to vote, and the importance of voting. Towards that end, several years ago a friend and I wrote a generic spell that is not specific to a political party, to get people to go to the polling places on Election Day. In the years since, we have tested it and found it to make a measurable impact. It is easily done as a solo practitioner and also makes a great group ritual. If it speaks to you, I encourage you to perform it. It was written using the imagery of US currency, but can be creatively adapted to your local currency.

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

― Abraham Lincoln


  • Dimes
  • Dish soap
  • An altar, candle, and incense
  • An offering


  • Clean and purify dimes (we washed them with running water and soaked them in a dish soap combination before polishing them with paper towels)
  • Charge the dimes (we laid the dimes out, back side up, on a plate in the sun and connected to our solar spirits to help charge them. Do whatever works for you. The sun is also cleansing.)
  • Set up the altar, include an offering (we used olives)
  • Invocation / consecration (open the ritual in the method you would normally use, then call Athena and ask for the consecration)
    Athena Adamatos – unconquerable
    Athena Nikiforos – she who brings victory
    Athena Eirinoforos – she who brings peace
    Athena Erysiptolis – protector of the city
    Athena Polimitin – patriot
    Athena Alkidemos – defender of the people
    Athena Xenia -protector of strangers
    Athena Sotaria – savior
    We ask that you consecrate and empower these coins, who have passed through many hands, with your blessings.
    May the olive branch call to those who would seek peace before war!
    May the oak branch call to those with the strength of character to defend the oppressed against the forces of bigotry and tyranny!
    May the Torch of Enlightenment serve as a beacon, to draw those that would allow logic to temper their passions!
  • Closing (close the ritual as you normally would, and dispose of the offering)
  • Distribution (we left them on the property of our local polling places the night before the election)

This post was originally written by me and posted on the Council of Witches FB Community page March 5, 2020.

Alison Chicosky
Author: Alison Chicosky

Alison Chicosky is a scholar and practitioner of a variety of forms of thaumaturgy with a focus on results-based magic. While especially interested in both Solomonic magic and the Graeco-Egyptian magic of the Greek Magical Papyri, she is also well versed in soul-flight and psychic magic of various kinds. The founder and force behind Practical Occult (www.practicaloccult.com), she strives to provide pentacles and other enchanted items drawn from a broad background of rigorously studied ancient arts, leveraging the systems of the past for practical modern use.