# Election Day is upon us!

Some election mayhem! Any puzzlers here or regulars excited?

This is a picross or nonogram, for information about it and how to approach, please go here.

Wanted to make my first short and easy original puzzle to celebrate election day (in the US).

FINAL EDIT: A confirmed solvable nonogram

• Is it entirely solvable using only logic or do you have to make some guesses to solve it? Nov 6, 2018 at 16:22
• @gabbo1092 I think I answered your question in my answer lol Nov 6, 2018 at 17:34
• @kanoo yeah I made it where you were and wasn't sure if I was missing something Nov 6, 2018 at 17:35
• I'm not certain that you've got a solvable version yet. I kept hitting dead ends when I tried by hand, so I looked up an online solver, and... It didn't like it. Nov 6, 2018 at 20:57
• @benj2240 I guarantee you that it is solvable seeing as I solved it without a single guess. Remember to cross off spaces that you know are not possible and if you have, say, six blank spaces in a row and you know that four in a row inside it are filled, then the middle two must be two of the filled spaces. (_ _ x x _ _) Nov 6, 2018 at 21:00

Here is the answer to your new and, as you said, solvable puzzle:

According to @boboquack's extremely generous hint in the comment:

The symbols are flag semaphore. This means that the text translates to:
GO
VOTE

Ironically, I'm not American. Y'all listen to the OP anyway!

• Agreed about the guesswork. I don't think you can even safely say that 4 in the "middle" are in that location and not the four open spots to the right.. Nov 6, 2018 at 17:26
• Fair. Wasn't chiding you, just pointing out (further) that it can't be solved without LOTS of guessing :-\ Nov 6, 2018 at 17:31
• Kanoo and @Greg Since I couldn't delete the puzzle, I updated it to have colors and pre filled squares, and I've confirmed its solvable. Again, sorry this was absolutely my mistake Nov 6, 2018 at 19:28
• That's half of it! Check the tags (and maybe the top flavor text again) Nov 6, 2018 at 20:39
• I'm glad I was able to award you the check mark! Especially after fumbling the first couple of times, bounty will be coming as an apology shortly. The flavor text was a hidden rot13(npebfgvp) for the hint @boboquack gave you. The next puzzle will be tighter! I just really love nonograms, and wish they were used more in puzzles. Nov 6, 2018 at 21:04