Jan. 26, 2024 deadline set
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner “is challenging middle school and high school students to design a new, unique ‘I Voted’ sticker for Sarasota County voters,” an Oct. 2 news release announced.
“We are heading into a big year with countywide elections in March, August and November,” said Turner in the release. “The ‘I Voted’ sticker contest is a fun opportunity to involve students in the elections process and to help set them up for civic participation in adulthood,” he added.
The winning design will be announced in the spring of 2024 and then “used as the official ‘I Voted’ sticker given to voters during the November 2024 Presidential General Election,” the release explains. The winning design also will be displayed at elections offices in Sarasota, Venice and North Port “and used in outreach efforts encouraging community members to vote,” the release says.
To be eligible, a contest entrant must be enrolled in a middle or high school located in Sarasota County, the release notes. “Submitted designs must not advocate for a specific party, candidate or issue,” the release emphasizes.
Each entry must be submitted with a release form, the release adds. Those forms may be submitted through a designated art teacher, by email (StickerContest@SarasotaVotes.gov), or by mail (Sticker Contest, Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 4194, Sarasota, FL 34230), or they may be dropped off at one of the three elections offices, the release notes. The entry deadline is Jan. 26, 2024.
“Sarasota County is known for its engaged electorate and creative students. I look forward to seeing all of the designs submitted,” said Turner.
For the complete list of rules and entry forms, visit SarasotaVotes.gov/sticker-contest.