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Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

By Lucas Henkel

July 3, 2024

Michiganders can vote online until the end of July to help choose the final designs for the state’s official 2024 Presidential Election “I Voted” sticker.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is overjoyed after receiving nearly 500 submissions from Michigan students and residents as part of the first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest.

“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 in a recent press release. She announced the contest earlier this year to get people across the state engaged in our elections.

Out of more than 480 submissions, 25 semi-finalists from each category—elementary/middle school (grades K-8), high school (grades 9-12), and general entry (open to Michigan residents of all ages)—were chosen by Michigan Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force members. 

Michiganders can vote online until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 for their favorite three stickers in each category. Three winning designs will be selected from each category and will be available later for local clerks to order for the November presidential election.

“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,” said Secretary Benson. 

You can find the full list of finalists for each category in the contest here. For a shortlist of our personal favorites, read on:

Elementary/Middle School:

Wayne Freeman, Au Gres

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

Jane Hynous, Grosse Pointe

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

Gabby Warner, Rockford

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

High School: 

Olivia Smiertka, Holly

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest
Andrew Brasher, Saint Louis
Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

General Submission:

Cole Allen, Ypsilanti

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest
Madelyn VerVaecke, Livonia

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest
Kelsey Winiarski, Livonia

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

Hannah Howery, Grand Rapids

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

Breanna Tanner, Grand Rapids

Our top 10 favorite submissions to Michigan’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker contest

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  • Lucas Henkel

    Lucas Henkel is a multimedia reporter who strives to inform and inspire local communities. Before joining The 'Gander, Lucas served as a journalist for the Lansing City Pulse.

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