The Cape Girardeau County clerk’s office is making an effort to boost the interest of high school students in the voting process. Students in 9th through 12th grade have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 to submit design ideas in a contest for the new Cape Girardeau County “I Voted” sticker.
Supervisor of elections, Allen Seabaugh, says they were contacted during last fall’s presidential election by a Jackson R-2 school district teacher who got her students interested by putting a creative and educational twist on the “I Voted” sticker.
“She was getting her students excited about the upcoming election, and they were actually collecting “I Voted” stickers from different counties or election jurisdictions around the United States, and put those in a collage.” said Seabaugh.
The student who wins will have their design used on stickers given to voters who cast ballots during the 2018 and 2019 elections.
“It will allow them to be involved in the election process, even for some of those students who aren’t quite 18 years of age and unable to register to vote, if they can be involved in creating the stickers we’re going to use to give voters at the polls.” said Seabaugh.
Contestants must be a resident of Cape Girardeau County, submit their designs electronically, and cannot be an immediate family member of an employee in the Cape GIrardeau County Clerk’s Office.
For more information on the contest, Visit: http://www.capecounty.us/Sticker%20Contest.aspx