Before you get too worried, this type of vote bribing is not associated with any particular political party. It’s associated with the act of voting.
Simply put, people like, no, LOVE, free stuff. Smart businesses understand this and use that knowledge to help support a variety of causes while marketing their products. Take Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, for example.
If you tell them that you voted on November 4, 2008, they’ll give you a free scoop of ice cream.