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Nashvillians May Vote Now to Choose Their Next Voter Sticker

5/18/2020
Emily Waltenbaugh

Voting for Metro Arts’, Election Commission’s Student Sticker Contest Commemorating Women’s Suffrage Centennial Runs through May 31; Winning Design to be Special Edition “I Voted” Sticker for 2020 Elections

Image shows eight circles, each containing a different design for a voter sticker.

Nashvillians can now weigh in to choose their favorite voter sticker design from among eight finalists in the Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s (“Metro Arts”) and the Davidson County Election Commission’s ”I Voted” student sticker contest.

The contest, commemorating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial—the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote—received 75 entries from Nashville public, private and homeschool students in grades 7-12. A citizen selection panel narrowed the field to eight finalists, from which the public will select the winner.

The student-artist finalists hail from Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet School, Rose Park Magnet Middle School, and Harpeth Hall School.

Online voting begins Monday, May 18, at 11:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday, May 31, at 11:59 p.m. Davidson County residents are allowed one vote per person. The design with the most votes will be translated into and printed on stickers, which will be made available at all Davidson County voting precincts in the August general and November presidential elections. 

“We appreciate all the students who participated in the ‘I Voted’ sticker contest,” said Jeff Roberts, Davidson County administrator of elections. “They are to be commended for getting involved in our upcoming elections and for using their talents to commemorate the centennial of women’s suffrage. We encourage Nashvillians to vote for their favorite design and look forward to distributing the commemorative sticker in August and November.”

“The fantastic designs we received from talented student artists all over Nashville represented a wide range of schools, ages and ideas,” said Metro Arts Executive Director Caroline Vincent. “Now Nashvillians face the fun but tough task of choosing a favorite. This collaboration with the Election Commission is a true reflection of how art can bolster civic participation, and we look forward to finding out the winner and making these stickers for all of Nashville.”

Davidson County residents may view the finalists and vote for their favorite at MetroArtsNashville.com/vote.