Recorder Stephen Richer announces "I Voted" Sticker Contest

February 06, 2024

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is excited to announce a new contest for residents to help design their own take on the classic "I Voted" sticker. 

Residents of all ages have the chance to make their own version of this iconic symbol that could eventually be handed out to proud Maricopa County voters during the July Primary and November General Elections this year. 

"This contest is an opportunity to get residents engaged in the election process," Recorder Richer said. "I look forward to seeing all the submissions we get!"

There will be two contests: A youth contest and an adult contest.

For the youth contest, applicants must be 17-years-old or younger and enrolled in a Maricopa County school or homeschool equivalent. Contestants are asked to craft a sticker design that highlights what they love about their community. 

The adults contest is opened to any registered voters in Maricopa County. Applicants are asked to create a design that highlights why they choose to vote. 

Applications open today, Tuesday, February 6 and close on Friday, March 15 at 5 p.m.

Each contest will be narrowed down to 10 finalists, which will be announced on Monday, March 25.

Those finalists will head to a public vote ending on Sunday, April 7 at midnight. The winners will be announced on Monday, April 8.

One winner will be selected from each contest, meaning there will be two original designs: one from the kids contest and one from the adults contest. These winning designs will be added to Maricopa County's six new sticker designs set to be released this election year.

Not only will the winner of the youth contest have their design used as one of this year's official "I Voted" stickers, but they will also receive a pizza party for one of their classes where they will get to pass out their sticker to their classmates.

All contestants must sign a release form and minors must receive a parent or guardian's signature in order to participate. 

You can find the link to the application on the Maricopa County Recorder's Website under "Publications" or by clicking here.

You can also view and download the required release form linked in the application or by clicking here.

You can also view and download design template by clicking here.