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Winner Selected For “I Voted” Sticker Contest in Tompkins County


A winner has been selected in Tompkins County by the Board of Elections for the design of the 2023 “I Voted” Sticker.

Dakota Tseng, a recent graduate of New Roots Charter School in Ithaca had won the competition. The design features a cat in a field of flowers and will be now printed on 30,000 “I Voted” stickers by the Board of Elections and then distributed to voters in Tompkins County for the 2023 general election.

“As a recently graduated senior, I love to participate in democracy. I hope my sticker design will inspire others to engage as well!” Tseng said in a press release.

There were eight stickers considered by the Tompkins County Public that were submitted by eight students from local schools in Tompkins County. Over 2,100 votes were cast for the winning design.

Republican Elections Commissioner Alanna Congdon said, “Kudos to Dakota and all of the young people who submitted designs – they were fantastic and great expressions of our local artistic talent. We had excellent turnout for this election – I wish we could say that about all elections! I hope that having a new and exciting sticker available only to voters in Tompkins County will encourage more people to show up to the polls this November.”

Democratic Elections Commissioner Stephen Dewitt said, “Congratulations, Dakota. Your design will be printed on tens of thousands of stickers to be distributed this November. I hope that we were able to inspire young people to be more civically engaged with elections and the political process. It’s great to see so many people engaging with this contest by voting for their favorite design.”

This year’s general election will take place on Tuesday, November 7th.

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