Arlington County turned to residents this spring to create a new design for their "I Voted" stickers. Run by the County Office of Elections, the Arlington Artists Alliance and Arlington Public Library partnered in selecting the five finalists. From there, residents voted for their favorite design on the County website.
The contest, as highlighted on the ArlNow website, held online voting for three weeks. Voting was for Arlington residents only with one vote per registered voter. Our entry "Voting, the Language of Diversity" was the runner up by a margin of TWO VOTES with over a thousand votes cast.
With such a close second place finish, the Office of Elections decided to use our design for absentee voters. Linda Lindberg, Director of Elections, noted, "Like the thorough election officials we are, we checked and double checked to make sure we had the tallies correct. Shout it From the Skyline squeaked by Voting, the Language of Arlington's Diversity by a mere two votes. This proves your vote really does count!"
Creative Director Anna Radjou, noted, "My inspiration came from the diversity and inclusion that makes up our community. I grew up here, and I'm raising my family here. I'm proud of our rich cultural heritage. Voting unifies and strengthens us all."
Winners were announced at today's Arlington County Board Recess Meeting.