How would you rearrange Boston’s “I voted” sticker?


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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu may be considering changing it.

‘I voted’ stickers placed on the table at the Hyde Community Center in Newton Highlands during that town’s 2019 mayoral election. Jessica Rinaldi

Anyone who’s been to Boston on election day has seen it.

It’s a tiny horizontally oblong oval sticker with a minimalist graphic of an American flag and the words “I Voted” that are usually spotted on someone’s upper chest.

The Boston polling station sticker might not be particularly exciting or eye-catching, but it gets the job done.

But now that neighboring cities like Cambridge and neighboring states like Rhode Island have recently decided to spice up their stickers a bit, it looks like Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is planning to do the same.

On Tuesday after exiting the voting booth, Wu tweeted a photo of herself with the sticker, writing, “I voted! (Does anyone want to help design a more creative “I voted” sticker for Boston next year??)”

A local graphic designer responded to the tweet by suggesting a design that uses the same colors as boston.gov.

Another said she had already created a sticker for Boston’s polling station with the city’s skyline and “I voted” in several different languages.

Twitter user Erica Lewy said she thinks Wu should call on Boston public school students to create a new sticker and make it a contest.

But if not, she says, maybe Boston should go for a funnier design.

State Senator Susan Moran tweeted a potential design that plays on the state’s unique regional slang.

Another Twitter user responded with a sticker design that sticks to the basics of the content, but is obviously much more exciting than the current design.

A few Twitter users suggested licensing the now famous Ulster County, New York polling station sticker design that is anything but boring.

The design was created by a 14-year-old and is loved for its colorful, chaotic design that pretty much sums up what most people think of politics these days.

But not everyone was happy with the idea of ​​changing the sticker.

A Twitter user replied to Wu’s tweet saying“What’s wrong with the current design? NOTHING! Keep the American flag!!!”

Another user replied that they think the city has bigger voting issues to focus on.

“This one is very good. Let’s focus instead on the barriers to greater voter turnout. I guess designing an award sticker is not one of them,” he wrote.

So how would you change the “I voted” sticker in Boston? Make a quick sketch or illustration (or, if you’re ambitious, a fully fleshed out design) and submit the file via the form below. We’ll show them all in a future article — and who knows, maybe catch the attention of the mayor’s office!



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