An election sticker described by the New York Times as “an electric concoction of colors: a pink and purple and turquoise creature with a wild bloodshot stare, a toothy neon grin and spiderlike legs,” is the runaway winner of the “I voted” election sticker contest.
The creation of Hudson Rowan, 14, of Marbletown garnered more than 228,000 votes and captured more than 93 percent of all votes cast in the contest sponsored by the Ulster County Board of Elections. Those smart enough to cast their votes at the November 8 mid-term election will have the honor of wearing the sticker on their collars after casting their votes.
Rowan’s creation beat out five other entries, including an eagle design by Kaden Bredberg, 18 of New Paltz (2,500 votes) and Melissa Adashko-Rein, 15 of Gardiner who designed a red, white and blue heart to replace the o in the word “voted.” Melissa’s entry received 1,800 votes.
Stickers designed by the runners-up will be distributed at the August 23 special election.