One small thrill after you recover from the adrenaline rush that is democracy is peeling off the “I Voted” sticker and popping it on your shirt, or phone, or wherever you place it. Sometimes, these stickers are just downright plain, but the badge of honor tells the world that you completed your civic duty, damn it.
Still, these stickers tend to be a bit drab — but, now, you can be the one to turn those “I Voted” stickers into something everyone wants to wear. The St. Louis County Board of Elections and the St. Louis County libraries have teamed up to find a new, creative design for the badges. As of last week, the county is taking submissions for the stickers until October 15.
Sticker designs should represent St. Louis county, not city, so elements referring to the Arch or Zoo shouldn’t be included.
Multiple winners will be picked in three categories divvied up by age. The categories include grades six through eighth, grades ninth through twelfth and then a third category for adults older than eighteen. Winners will be notified by November 16.
Entries are judged on artistic ability and consistency, as well as uniqueness and technique. The artwork must include one of two phrases, “I Voted in St. Louis County” or “I Voted.”
Winning artwork will be distributed at polling places in April 2022. View the rules and download the template at slcl.org
. And to the eventual winner, we thank you in advance for the cool new stickers, and, for once, making elections just a little bit more pleasant.
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