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Tompkins County Board of Elections Announces Second Annual “I Voted” Sticker Contest


The I Voted sticker contest is back for its second year, the Tompkins County Board of Elections has announced after a successful first year in 2023. The contest is open for students in grades 6 to 12 within Tompkins County. The contest will also have a new “Future Voter” sticker contest for students in grades K-5 in the county.

The Tompkins County Board of Elections says the contest is to increase civic engagement and participation by young people within Tompkins County. The winning “I Voted” sticker will be given out during this year’s general election in November to all voters. All submissions will be accepted through May 1st the Board of Elections says.

To participate in the “I Voted” contest, the submitted work must say “I Voted” somewhere visible and also must fit in a 2 inch by 2 inch circle. All submissions must be original artwork and may be hand drawn or done digitally via a computer.

For the “Future Voter” submission, work must be submitted from the template, found HERE, and also must be original artwork either hand drawn or by computer.

“Our first contest in 2023 was so much fun for students and voters, I’m looking forward to the great artwork we’ll see in 2024. We’re looking for creative ideas to celebrate voting, and we encourage all students regardless of your artistic experience to submit your designs.” Congdon continued, “Our Board of Elections staff and poll workers love having this opportunity to help students learn about local elections processes and civic engagement.”

Said Republican Elections Commissioner Alanna Congdon in a release.

Staff at the Board of Elections will choose 6 finalists in each contest which will then be open to vote by the community. The sticker that receives the most votes will then be the winner and printed.

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