Wednesday, November 03, 2010
iReporters show off their 'I Voted' stickers

Voters made their voices heard at polls throughout the country yesterday, and we got the proof on iReport! No matter how old or how often you’ve been voting, getting the "I Voted" sticker to show you cast your vote seems to be a national delight.

 

This Election Day, we asked iReporters to submit photos of their voting stickers in a campaign to get one from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. We were amazed at how many came in within the first 24 hours. At last count, we had stickers from 41 states -- some states with several different stickers -- including tri-lingual stickers, locally distinctive stickers, stickers for early voters and teeny-tiny stickers. Along the way, we learned about the issues that matter to you and your hopes for this election.

 

Be sure to check out our gallery with some of the best "I voted" sticker photos we received.

 

We still have 10 to go: D.C., Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon and West Virginia. So if you voted in one of these states and have a sticker to prove it, be sure to upload it to iReport.

 

Check out the stickers we've gotten from all these different states. The boxes below show one sticker from each state, in alphabetical order from left to right and top to bottom. In the cases where we didn't have a sticker for the state, we used a placeholder image.

 

States A-I:

 

 

In the image above (left to right, top to bottom), we have Alabama,Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, an especially cool one from California; Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Iowa.

 

Our growing sticker collection inspired a bit of competition among iReporters once they saw what other locations were giving out.

 

"Alabama gets a white square paper sticker with two colors of ink," said Kevin Halbrook, 32, of Northport, Alabama. "They could have at least made the flag appear to be blowing in the wind. Maybe if Alabamians would wise up and stop opposing a lottery we could get better stickers."

 

STATES K-N:

 

 

In the image above (left to right, top to bottom), we have Kentucky, Maine, a regal-looking flag sticker from Baltimore, Maryland, and ones from Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico and New York.

 

Then there were voters like Bryan Johnson from West Orange, New Jersey, who did his civic duty yesterday only to find the polling station sticker-free.

 

"For the fourth consecutive election my local polling place did NOT have 'I Voted' stickers," Johnson wrote. "Every election I bring it up, and they always look at me like I'm crazy."

 

STATES N-V:

 

 

The oval sticker with the American flag dominated the end of the alphabet. In the image above (left to right, top to bottom), we have North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina's tiny shadow of a sticker, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia and Washington state.

 

Amelia Hall in South Carolina said her sticker was so little -- smaller than a dime, in fact -- that she had to wear it on her nose for anyone to see. Brad Willis of Greenville, South Carolina said the tiny sticker "somehow symbolized my role in the election process." A polling worker told him the state had  downsized the stickers this year. When we pointed out the tiny stickers on Twitter, user Phil Mok suggested that South Carolina is "trying to be more environmentally friendly."

 

W:

 

And finally, from left to right, we have those ubiquitous oval 'I Voted' stickers in Wisconsin and Wyoming. We were surprised to see greater numbers of these stickers at the end of the alphabet.

 

Thanks to everyone who contributed! Now, let's see if we can get stickers from all 50 states. Share your sticker photos, and post your thoughts in the comments area below.

19 Comments
November 4, 2010
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Not a mention about Texas.....last I checked we were still a state!

November 4, 2010
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There are only pictures from places readers have sent photos from.

November 4, 2010
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Good catch, @htowngal! Texas' wavy flag sticker was in the mosaic, but I forgot to include it in the text. That's fixed now.

November 4, 2010
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Ok, htowngal, I'll mention Texas. I voted on Collin county and was told that due to budget cuts they have no "I Voted" stickers this year.

November 4, 2010
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So my question is, on election day do they put "I voted" stickers on the headstones in the graveyards?

November 4, 2010
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DarkStarWNY

 

So my question is, on election day do they put "I voted" stickers on the headstones in the graveyards?

     

Only in Chicago and other large democrat cities.

November 4, 2010

If I could create one, I'd totally make one with Jesus giving the big 'ol thumbs up with "I voted!" just under him. I'd probably get in trouble for separation of church and state, but it would be funny I think.

November 4, 2010
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RufusVonDufu,

 

Yeah, that's what I meant, but I made a change to the wording before hitting post and accidentally removed "in Chicago" from the sentence and didn't see it until I hit the "POST" button.  lol!

November 4, 2010
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read through this twice, also missed Kansas

November 4, 2010
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For as long as I've lived in Texas (& I'm a native), there are no "I Voted" stickers unless, like me, the individual election judge prints their own on their own nickel. I've never seen any jurisdiction in Texas spring for "I Voted" stickers.

November 4, 2010
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Minnesota's is so lame in comparison.  I live there, so I'm allowed to bash it. :D

November 4, 2010
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There's no Massachusetts mentioned... I didn't get one at my polling place... was a little disappointed.

November 5, 2010
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If you voted for either of the two big parties, Democrats and Republicans, you're part of the problem.  You can only expect more of the same.  The real change exists in third parties.

November 5, 2010
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This is why my county taxes are so high - we have to pay for those dumb "I VOTED" stickers

November 5, 2010
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Shrimpdip we get them here in Central Texas. They are at all the voting areas. Not sure who pays form them just always thought Texas did. Something else to make you say Whaattt!

 

November 10, 2010
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selam arkadaşlar

November 10, 2010
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f you voted for either of the two big parties, Democrats and Republicans, you're part of the problem.  You can only expect more of the same.  The real change exists in third parties.

November 10, 2010
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Not a mention about Texas.....last I checked we were still a state!

November 10, 2010
Click to view potansiyel's profile

Not a mention about Texas.....last I checked we were still a state!

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