Ann Arbor voters will be able to show their civic pride like no other city in the country during the November 2020 Presidential Election. The results are now in for the City of Ann Arbor “I Voted” Sticker Design Contest. The winning entries are:
- Kindergarten–sixth grade — Sylvia DeBord, Bach Elementary, Grade 5.
- Seventh grade–12th grade — Marcella Passos, Pioneer High School, Grade 11.
- Citywide — Eric Oppitz, Ward 5 resident.
“We congratulate our winners and thank all of the Ann Arbor residents who helped promote the importance of participating in elections either by submitting a design or voting for their favorites,” said Ann Arbor City Clerk Jacqueline Beaudry. “Their creativity and enthusiasm are impressive and so appreciated.”
Watch the contest results announcement, which took place during the June 15, 2020, City Council meeting, on CTN Channel 16 (Comcast) / Channel 99 (AT&T) Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. or on CTN on Demand at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw6eY79a9rp9BlCynD6BttNvGvGL5lZS_. The winning designs are also displayed online at www.a2gov.org/departments/city-clerk/Elections/Pages/Sticker-Design-Contest.aspx.
The City of Ann Arbor launched the “I Voted” sticker design contest on Jan. 31, 2020. Throughout February and March, residents sent in their unique, locally inspired designs. In April, a panel of judges selected the finalists in the three divisions; panelists included Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor and representatives from the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the Ann Arbor Citizens Academy and the office of the Ann Arbor City Clerk. The public then voted online for their favorites; voting closed May 31.
The winning “I Voted” designs will debut during the presidential election in November, when the stickers will be proudly worn and shared by the 107,114 registered voters who call the city of Ann Arbor home. Stickers will be available at Ann Arbor polling places, as well as online in digital form, via the city website, on Presidential Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.
Though Ann Arbor voters will have to wait until November for the new sticker designs, the next election in Ann Arbor is the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Statewide Primary Election. For more information about elections — including how to register to vote and how to vote absentee — visit www.a2gov.org/elections.