CULTURE & ARTS
05/04/2017 10:36 am ET Updated May 11, 2017

One Of These Designs Will Become NYC's Next 'I Voted' Sticker

And you can help decide which disposable badge of honor prevails.

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.”

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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?

  • "No matter what shape, size, or color, New Yorkers vote with liberty and justice for all." -<a href="https://www.lil-icon.com
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    "No matter what shape, size, or color, New Yorkers vote with liberty and justice for all." -Rajiv Fernandez, 31, from Brooklyn
  • "Your City Needs You To Vote. Be Heard. Make It Count." -<a href="https://djbnyc.info/portfolio.html" target="_blank">Dani Be
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "Your City Needs You To Vote. Be Heard. Make It Count." -Dani Berger, 50, from Manhattan 
  • "The sticker design uses a typeface commonly seen by New Yorkers, a patriotic color palette, and the Y forms a check mark, si
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "The sticker design uses a typeface commonly seen by New Yorkers, a patriotic color palette, and the Y forms a check mark, signifying a vote." -Ida Woldemichael from Harlem 
  • "I wanted to capture the bold spirit of New York and the pride New Yorkers feel after they vote." -<a href="http://danielamas
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    "I wanted to capture the bold spirit of New York and the pride New Yorkers feel after they vote." -Daniela Masiello, 33, from Queens 
  • "All the people of the boroughs meet together, pass each other, need each other in the subway and the voting booth." -<a href
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    "All the people of the boroughs meet together, pass each other, need each other in the subway and the voting booth." -Marie Dagata, 59, and Scott Heinz, 56, from Bronxville, NY 
  • "My sticker design is bold, iconic, and highly recognizable, so New Yorkers can spread a feeling of pride and belonging after
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "My sticker design is bold, iconic, and highly recognizable, so New Yorkers can spread a feeling of pride and belonging after having cast their votes." -Nina Boesch, 38, from Brooklyn
  • "We used the Statue of Liberty, an iconic symbol of both New York City and democracy, and incorporated it into the sticker&rs
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "We used the Statue of Liberty, an iconic symbol of both New York City and democracy, and incorporated it into the sticker’s message in a way we felt any and all New Yorkers would be proud to wear." -Mark DeRose, 31, and Trenton Kenagy, 39, from Manhattan
  • "A voter raises the American flag with pride having just exercised her right to vote." -<a href="http://www.loveandvictory.co
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "A voter raises the American flag with pride having just exercised her right to vote." -Meg Moorhouse, 39, from Brooklyn 
  • "Boldly wear Lady Liberty as she guides our city and our nation: a constant reminder of hope, freedom, opportunity, and democ
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "Boldly wear Lady Liberty as she guides our city and our nation: a constant reminder of hope, freedom, opportunity, and democracy." -Lian Fumerton-Liu, 24, from Brooklyn 
  • "I thought it was important to keep the design simple yet prideful for New Yorkers who proudly exercise their responsibility
    NYC Campaign Finance Board
    "I thought it was important to keep the design simple yet prideful for New Yorkers who proudly exercise their responsibility to vote." -Brendan Gargano, 31, from Kansas City 
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