Vote Badges are vote-tabulating devices worn by Sarguns over the age of 18 on the planet Sargus 4. Badges are part of a larger system of social control by majority opinion: they tally the number of downvotes and upvotes, and allow others to vote on their behavior by physically pressing a button on the Badge or by voting remotely through the Master Feed.Where are your badges? You sure as Hell are gonna get arrested without your badges.— Vendor
The inhabitants of Sargus 4 developed a social system in which everything is determined by complete popular vote. All adults must wear a Vote Badge. Down- and upvotes are given freely based on the opinions of others, and a badge displays the total number of respective votes. Those with high numbers of downvotes might be barred from private establishments, such as coffee shops, or even charged with a crime and forced to go through an apology tour.
Doctored Vote Badges are sold on the black market with pre-set vote tallies.
Vote Badges were simple plastic accessories with transparent buttons that did not display vote tallies, so changes in votes were added digitally in post-production.
- ↑ Majority Rule
- ↑ @TomCostantino. "MORE-@TheOrville from Master Propmaster and Alien Weapons/Tech Consultant @Bryanrodgerssoa - upvote, downvote! #TheOrville !!! @SethMacFarlane @planetary_union 🚀👽 🧠". Twitter. May 9, 2019.
- ↑ "ORVILLE BACKGROUND ACTOR- Phillip O'Riley". Orville Nation. Jan. 2, 2020.