I'm not sure if any of these deals are legal (See California Elections Code § 18521(b)), but a bunch of companies are offering freebies to people who have an "I Voted" sticker, or who say that they voted:
- Starbucks: free Tall coffee on Nov. 4 (http://www.youtube.com/starbucks)
- Ben & Jerry's: Free ice cream between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Anaheim White House: Diners ages 21+ get free champagne with two meals.
- Krispy Kreme: free star-shaped doughnut to voters.
- Pizza Hut: 20% off on-line orders for Nov. 4 (weak)
- Pat & Oscar’s: Voters get 20% off on Nov. 4.
- Zov’s: Voters can get a free slice of Apple Pie with purchase.
- Daily Grill: From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., free appetizer to voters, and extended Happy Hour
- Salt Creek Grille (Dana Point): $3 beers. Free Brandt beef sliders and house-made chips
- Scott’s Seafood: $10 off your lunch or dinner check.
- Morton’s The Steakhouse: Presidential Martinis will cost $11, instead of $12.50 (weak)
- California Tortilla Kitchen: free burrito (unconfirmed)
- Mac n Madi: free webkinz elephant or donkey (unconfirmed)
- In-n-Out is NOT giving away free burgers. That rumor is false.
Salt Creek Grille also apparently has an Ahi appetizer you can eat, get sick from, and win a few million bucks in court.
California Elections Code § 18521:
A person shall not directly or through any other person
receive, agree, or contract for, before, during or after an election,
any money, gift, loan, or other valuable consideration, office,
place, or employment for himself or any other person because he or
any other person:
(a) Voted, agreed to vote, refrained from voting, or agreed to
refrain from voting for any particular person or measure.
(b) Remained away from the polls.
(c) Refrained or agreed to refrain from voting.
(d) Induced any other person to:
(1) Remain away from the polls.
(2) Refrain from voting.
(3) Vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or
Any person violating this section is punishable by imprisonment in
the state prison for 16 months or two or three years.