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And the winning NY 'I Voted' sticker design is ...

And the winning NY 'I Voted' sticker design is ...

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I Voted

This sticker celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York will be distributed to voters at polling places across the state on Election Day. 

We have a winner. 

The design of an "I Voted" sticker that will be distributed at polling places on Election Day has been selected after an online vote in late September. The winning design features Rosalie Jones, a New York suffragist who led a 150-mile-long hike from New York City to Albany in December 1912. 

The purpose of Jones' hike was to deliver a petition to Gov.-elect William Sulzer in support of women's suffrage. 

Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, who chairs the state Women's Suffrage Commission, launched the online contest to allow New Yorkers to choose their preferred design. 

There were more than 18,000 votes cast in the contest, according to Cuomo's office. The winning design received 9,321 votes. 

"As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York, this sticker celebrates the hard-fought right to vote and our proud legacy of women's rights," Cuomo said in a statement. "New York is the proud birthplace of the women's suffrage movement, and we will continue to work to ensure equal rights for all." 

New York is celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the state. Suffrage was secured three years before the U.S. Constitution's 19th amendment, which gives women the right to vote in elections, was ratified. 

The sticker contest was one of several initiatives promoted by the Hochul-led women's suffrage commission. Last month, Cuomo and Hochul announced a separate contest to support classroom projects focused on the women's suffrage centennial. 

"The 'I Voted' sticker is our way of paying tribute to their struggle while challenging the women of today to not only exercise our right to vote, but to think about how we can continue to work together to achieve true equality for everyone," Hochul said. "I hope this sticker inspires each of us to ask ourselves, 100 years from now, how will we be judged and what can we do to help create a more equitable society?" 

The stickers will be provided to the county boards of election in each of New York's 62 counties. The boards may distribute the stickers to voters at polling places on Nov. 7 — Election Day. 


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