The Wake County Board of Elections challenged students across Wake County to submit original “I Voted Early” sticker designs for the 2024 elections. A total of 106 entries were submitted, and staff narrowed to 10 finalists. Now it’s time for the public to pick their favorite! Online voting is now open at WakeVotesEarly.com. The winner’s designed will be printed on the stickers handed out at all Early Voting sites throughout the county in 2024, with hundreds of thousands of voters expected to cast their ballots.
“The engagement and creativity from the students have been incredible,” Director of Elections Olivia McCall said. “With so many impressive designs, narrowing down the field has been the biggest challenge for us. No matter the result, we hope this has been a fun way for Wake County’s future voters to get involved in their local government and learn more about the elections process.”
Voting opened at noon today and will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. Voters should select one from the ten finalists shown below. You must have a valid email address to vote. Email addresses will not be used for any reason other than to avoid multiple votes. The winner will be announced on June 23, 2023. Just go to WakeVotesEarly.com to see all the finalists and vote!
Addison Tew, 10th grade, Grace Christian School
Amari Wiggins, 6th grade, Reedy Creek Middle School
Ariel McLaughlin, 10th grade, Willow Spring High School
Benjamin Frie, 11th grade, Willow Spring High School
Giselle Nico, 10th grade, Grace Christian School
Isabel Thompson, 12th grade, Leesville Road High School
Mark Haynesworth, 10th grade, Willow Spring High School
Nilah Guerra, 10th grade, Grace Christian School
Shannon Fisher, 6th grade, Neuse River Middle School
Thomas Bradley, 10th grade, Grace Christian School
Wake County Board of Elections staff worked to select the finalists based on the contest rules and criteria:
- Design must be original and may not include any copyright images
- Must include the phrase “I Voted Early” or a variation
- Must give written consent to Wake County to reproduce and use the design
- Must not be partisan or offensive
- Designs that incorporate Wake County or North Carolina are preferred
- Designs that do not include the year (2024) are preferred
The finalists are encouraged to get the word out to all family and friends.
Again, visit WakeVotesEarly.com for more information about the contest and to vote!
About Wake County Board of Elections
The Wake County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in the county. The board establishes election precincts and voting sites; appoints and trains precinct officials; prepares and distributes ballots and voting equipment; certifies ballots cast in elections and investigates any voting irregularities.
The Wake County Board of Elections also maintains voter registration and voting records for approximately 800,000 voters. To learn more about Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.