It takes a special talent to make people laugh even though they go through a complete mess, otherwise known as politics in America. Hudson Rowan, 14 years old. from Marbletown, New York, is extremely talented in this regard. He designed what has become the Internet’s favorite “I voted” sticker. He gives me hope. Oat least a way to giggle through growing despair.
Rowan now…legendary sticker with neon human head on spider paws a la The history of toys iconic Child’s face, catapulted the local Ulster County online sticker competition to internet stardom. As the name suggests, the purpose of the competition is to select designs for the “I voted” stickers for the general election, which will take place on November 8th later this year. The stickers were created by students aged 13 to 18 in the district’s schools. So far, Rowan’s design has received the most votes of any contender.
Local elected officials hope what competition encourages big turnout and inspiring other election officials across the country to encourage the participation of soon-to-be-voters young people. Ashley Dittus, the Democratic Party representative on the Ulster County Electoral Commission, told Gizmodo via email that Electoral Commission officials and the county government have “fully embraced” the viral moment.
“Using online platforms popular among these people, such as TikTok and Instagram, can be a powerful tool to inform voters about their rights, how they can register to vote, and ultimately how they can give their voice when they are old enough to do so. ” she is said.
competitionvoting on which is open to all, will last until July 29. Check out all the designs below: