Arlington County’s Election Board asked residents to vote on a new design for its 2019 “I Voted” sticker and they responded, picking the winner by a slim, two-vote margin.
Election officials, in partnership with the Arlington Artists Alliance and Arlington Public Library, solicited votes on the county website earlier this month. Voters cast their votes for five different designs over four rounds of voting.
John Musco’s design, “Shout It From the Skyline,” received 543 votes in the final round, edging out Anna Radjou’s “Voting, the Language of Arlington’s Diversity,” which received 541 votes.
The winning “Skyline” sticker will be distributed to voters who vote at the polls on Nov. 5.
Because the final voting was so close, election officials decided the second-place design will be given to voters who cast in-person absentee votes. Absentee voting for the November general election begins on Sept. 20.
Arlington first-grader Mira Shomali’s design, “The Arlington Stars and Stripes,” received an honorable mention. Her design will be adapted as a new Future Voter sticker, which will be given to kids accompanying their parents to the polls.
The county is currently in the run-up to a primary election, which decides the candidates for the November election.
Your vote DOES make a difference! Here are the Ranked Choice Voting results of our "I Voted" Sticker Contest. The winner won in the last round by just TWO votes. #votingcounts pic.twitter.com/kqcBiHFg9j
— Arlington Elections (@ArlingtonVotes) May 21, 2019
Images via Arlington County