"I Voted" Sticker Contest

Design by Lydia Riehn

Cape Girardeau County residents will once again have the opportunity to design and detail their own edition of the famous “I Voted” sticker election-participants are given after they have done their civic duty at the polls. 

Election supervisor Allen Seabaugh says the contest, in its second year, was successful in giving a bit of uniqueness to the area.

“It got a really good response among voters,” says Seabaugh, and voters responded enthusiastically that they had something other than generic stickers.

Cape Girardeau County Clerk's Office

The Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office has announced the winner of their “I Voted” sticker design contest. From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, all high school students in Cape Girardeau County were eligible to submit artwork for a new “I Voted” sticker for 2018/2019 elections in the county.


A panel of judges picked four finalists, who were then voted on by the public with an online survey. Lydia Riehn of Jackson High School came up with the winning design, and Emily Landewe and Kourtney Ruggeri of Delta High School were the runners up.


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.