New York State has revealed the winning design in the Suffrage Centennial “I Voted” Sticker Competition. The competition encouraged New Yorkers to vote for one of three special designs for an “I Voted” sticker to be distributed at polling places across New York this Election Day. The designs celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York, passed on November 6, 1917, three years before women across the country gained that right.
The competition was open for online voting from September 25 to September 29 and received more than 18,000 votes. The winning sticker received 9,321 votes, with the second place sticker receiving 5,808 and the third place sticker receiving 3,589. The stickers, ranked by the number of votes, can be viewed here.
The woman featured on the winning sticker is “General” Rosalie Jones, a New York suffragist and organizer. In December 1912, Jones led a 150 mile-long hike, on foot, from New York City to Albany. The group’s journey took nearly two weeks. Upon arriving in Albany, the women presented a petition to Governor-elect Sulzer, who expressed his support for women’s suffrage.
The winning sticker will be printed and distributed to the Boards of Election in each county across New York. County Boards of Election may distribute the stickers at polling places across the State on Election Day, November 7.