Public voting begins in Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest (2024)

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July 02, 2024

Winning designs will be available for clerks to hand out on Election Day

LANSING, Mich. – Starting today, Michigan residents can vote online to help choose the final designs for the state's official 2024 Presidential Election "I Voted" sticker. Students enrolled in Michigan schools and residents submitted their designs for the contest, launched in May by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

“Thank you to all of the Michigan students and residents who created a design for our state’s first ‘I Voted’ sticker contest,” said Secretary Benson. “Every Michigan voter should walk out of the polls with pride, knowing that their voice has been heard. Now, we can share that pride in our democracy with a sticker designed by some of our state’s talented and creative artists.”

Out of more than 480 submissions, 25 semifinalists from each entry category were chosen by Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force members, who came up with the idea to host the sticker contest. Three winning designs will be selected from each separate category: elementary/middle school (grades K-8), high school (grades 9-12), and general entry (open to Michigan residents of all ages). The winning designs will be available for local clerks to order for the November election.

Finalists:

Elementary/Middle School category:

  • Macie McCausland – Frost Middle School, Livonia
  • Ashley Paulson – Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Elizabeth Delano – Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Janyne Hynous – Brownell Middle School, Grosse Pointe
  • Gabby Warner – Rockford
  • Layla Azure – Frost Middle School, Livonia
  • Avery Kahkonen – Arvon Township School, L’Anse
  • Haden Burrell – Hesperia Community Schools, Hesperia
  • Willa Worden – Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Katelyn Stouffer-Hopkins – Lansing
  • Riley Chevalier – Michigan International Prep School, Clark Lake
  • Mikayla Yeaw – Wyoming
  • Wayne Freeman – Au Gres-Sims School District, Au Gres
  • Sophie Hudson – Southfield
  • Hailey Hue – East Rockford Middle School, Rockford
  • Ryan Topham – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School, East Lansing
  • Olivia Harrison – Frost Middle School, Livonia
  • Jiyun Byun – Clague Middle School, Ann Arbor
  • Roman Salazar – Forsythe Middle School, Ann Arbor
  • Madeline Lee – Grissom Middle School, Sterling Heights
  • Alisa Mui – Frost Middle School, Livonia
  • Annalyse Wallace – Taylor
  • Sandy McDonough – Oxford Middle School, Oxford
  • Araminta Widby – Arvon Township School, Skanee
  • Zoie Brake – Frost Middle School, Livonia

High School category:

  • Graci Gartland – Gladstone High School, Gladstone
  • Sage Tuskan – Gladstone High School, Gladstone
  • Michelle Lekhtman – West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield
  • Adie Tryan – Gladstone High School, Gladstone
  • Olivia Smiertka – Holly High School, Holly
  • Lucas Barker – Gull Lake Community Schools, Richland
  • Evalyna Mei – East Kentwood High School, Kentwood
  • Bryce Stewart – Almont High School, Armada
  • Abigail Jones – Almont High School, Lapeer County
  • Tasnim Rahman – Hamtramck High School, Hamtramck
  • Rylee Fraaza – Gull Lake High School, Richland
  • Idyll Fay Villarin – Woodhaven High School, Brownstown
  • Chantell Moss – Thurston High School, Redford
  • Lyric Conway – West Bloomfield High School, Holly
  • Nicholas Rodgers – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton
  • Shanon Kawata – Community High School of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
  • Grayson Cooksey – Onaway High School, Onaway
  • Annabella Cochrill – New Haven
  • Andrew Brasher – Alma High School, Saint Louis
  • Daniella Aldabbagh – West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield
  • Keara Aderman – Gladstone High School, Gladstone
  • Savannah Olesinski – Thurston High School, Redford Township
  • Kaylee Kourakis – Gull Lake High School, Augusta
  • Cameron LaVigne – Gladstone High School, Gladstone

General Entry category:

  • MaKayla Burns – Rockford
  • Naomi Barbour – Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
  • Michael Crawford – Genesee Career Institute, Owosso
  • Sarah Pohl – Fenton
  • Lydia Ellison – Saranac
  • Janette Scott-Lucas – Kalamazoo
  • Patrick Rogers – Ada
  • Breanna Tanner – Grand Rapids
  • Jacob Adams – Ypsilanti Township
  • Hannah Howery – Grand Rapids
  • Anastasia Greer – Marquette
  • Mason Sultana – Dearborn Heights
  • Madelyn VerVaecke – Livonia
  • Christina Castilla – Lansing
  • Emily Buckley – Ann Arbor
  • Kelsey Winiarski – Livonia
  • Nicholas Conde – Northville
  • Kerri Neymeiyer – Howard City
  • MaKayla Burns – Rockford
  • Lorelei Mortimer – Northern Michigan University, Tec*mseh
  • Cole Allen – Ypsilanti
  • Carissa Smith – Grandville

    Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Voters can select their favorite three stickers in each category. Winners will be announced in August and will receive special recognition from Secretary Benson. To vote, visit the form linked here.

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

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