Michigan Department of State

05/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/22/2024 05:47

Secretary Benson launches state's first 'I Voted' sticker contest

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced the state's inaugural "I Voted" sticker contest is now accepting entries from students enrolled in Michigan schools and Michigan residents. The announcement was part of a mock election at Battle Creek Central High School where students learned about the voting process and how to make their voices heard in their community.

Michiganders can apply for a chance to see their design on an official "I Voted" sticker that will be handed out to voters when they go to the polls this year. The winning sticker designs will be available for local election clerks to order for the November election.

"Democracy is a team sport and our first 'I Voted' sticker contest is a fun way to get people across the state engaged in our elections," Secretary Benson said. "I hope that students, parents, educators, and community groups all help us spread the word about this opportunity to showcase Michigan's creativity and civic pride."

The sticker design contest has separate entry categories for elementary/middle school (grades K-8), high school (grades 9-12), and general entry (open to Michigan residents of all ages). Designs must be completed on official entry form available at Michigan.gov/IVotedSticker, nonpartisan, and must include the phrase "I Voted."

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. Full contest rules are at Michigan.gov/IVotedSticker.

The public will have the opportunity to vote for finalists online throughout the month of July. Winners will be announced in August and will receive special recognition from Secretary Benson.

For more information about elections in Michigan visit Michigan.gov/Vote.

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