2024-07-14 4:22 AM

Winner Announced in First F.C. ‘I Voted’ Sticker Contest

The winning design in the City’s first-ever “I Voted” sticker design contest, designed by local student Rion Miller, will be available to City voters at all polling places this year.

On Monday morning the City of Falls Church Electoral Board announced the winning design for their first ever “I Voted” sticker contest. The winning sticker, by a landslide, was designed by local student Rion Miller.

The Electoral Board is assigned two youth representatives through an initiative of local nonprofit Citizens for a Better City (CBC), and this year’s representatives were students Megan Carpenter and Preston Lieu. The Electoral Board discussed with Carpenter and Lieu running a sticker contest in the schools, and they enthusiastically agreed and began advertising in the schools. The contest received 12 submissions from six middle- and high-school students. The Electoral Board and the Youth Reps then made a selection of the top five submissions and sent them out to the student body for a vote. Out of 150 ballots cast, Rion Miller’s design won with 88 votes. Second and third place submissions received 26 and 17 votes, respectively.

In a statement Monday, The Electoral Board recognized several talented student designers for their submissions, including Rion Miller, Brenna OhAilin, Colleen Carpenter, Aislin Beaupain, Lukas Wansley, and Selene Trevino. They also thanked Carpenter and Lieu for a fantastic job running the sticker contest, and congratulated Miller for their winning design submission.

Miller’s design will be made into the official “I Voted” stickers that will be available in the Office of Elections at City Hall starting Friday, September 20 (the first day of early voting for the November 5 Presidential Election). The stickers will also be available to all voters at all City polling places on Election Day.

The Electoral Board will attend the City Council meeting on September 9, prior to early voting beginning, to recognize Miller for their winning design, and Carpenter and Lieu for their hard work running the contest.

For information on voting, including registering, locations and times, and more, visit fallschurchva.gov/vote.

Check the status of your mail-in ballot at vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.

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