UPDATE: The votes are in! Say hello to New York’s new official “I Voted” sticker.
The winning design is the work of Marie Dagata and Scott Heinz of Bronxville, New York. Their image was selected through an online contest, during which 10,000 ballots were cast over the course of 10 days.
In a statement describing the image’s symbolism, the designers said: “All the people of the boroughs meet together, pass each other, need each other in the subway and the voting booth.”
The second best part of voting ― right up there behind making your opinion heard while participating in the perpetuation of democracy ― is, of course, the “I Voted” sticker.
Just think of the inexplicable rush of pride and excitement you feel upon slapping those little disposable badges of honor upon your chest.
New Yorkers voting in September’s primary election ― Sept. 12, write it down! ― should be even more excited to know that they’ll be receiving a freshly designed “I Voted” sticker this year. And you, engaged New York citizen, get to help choose which one.
The NYC Campaign Finance Board is now hosting the NYC Votes “I Voted” Sticker Contest ― in which users are encouraged to pick the next official sticker art. There are currently 10 finalists in the running ― most made by designers based in one of the city’s five boroughs (plus one gentleman from Kansas City). The winning artist will have the surreal opportunity to see his or her work stuck to the majority of New Yorkers for one special day.
Check out the finalists and their work below, along with quotes describing their visions. Vote on your first, second and third preferences here before the “polls” close on May 9 at 9 p.m. ET.
If only there was an “I Voted” sticker to vote on “I Voted” stickers, amiright?