Nevada gives out the best ‘I Voted’ stickers

Clark County I Voted Sticker

Clark County I Voted StickerAwards exist for everything.

Best Picture. Record of the Year. Coolest “I Voted” Sticker.

Yes, that award actually exists, and Nevada counties dominated the competition.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced the winners of its 2019 “Clearies” Awards, which includes a category for having the most original and creative “I Voted” stickers in the country. Three of the five winners were Nevada counties: Clark, Douglas and Washoe.

  • Washoe County I Voted StickerThe Clark County Elections Department sticker is shaped like the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign and features the Las Vegas Strip skyline in patriotic red, white and blue.
  • The Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office sticker features the Sierra mountains and the Reno skyline.
  • The Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s sticker acknowledges people with disabilities by including “I Voted Today” in braille.

The Alaska Division of Elections sticker and Louisiana Secretary of State were also honored. If you’d like to see those and other “I Voted” stickers, you can check them out here.

Douglas County I Voted StickerIn its press release announcing the awards, the Election Assistance Commission Chairwoman Christy McCormick notes: “Presidential election years present unique challenges for election officials and voting has already begun in the Nation’s first primary. As election officials buckle down for a busy election year, we are excited to announce the Creative and Original Sticker honorees to recognize election officials across the country who did exceptional work in 2019 for outreach to voters through this American tradition.”

That is a nice sentiment, even if Nevada is a caucus state and caucusgoers don’t receive participation stickers.

Add this to the list of reasons why Nevada should have a primary.

April Corbin Girnus
April Corbin Girnus is an award-winning journalist with a decade of media experience. She has been a beat writer at Las Vegas Sun, a staff writer at LEO Weekly, web editor of Las Vegas Weekly and a blogger documenting North American bike share systems’ efforts to increase ridership in underserved communities. An occasional adjunct journalism professor, April steadfastly rejects the notion that journalism is a worthless major. Amid the Great Recession, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. She later earned an M.A. in media studies and a graduate certificate in media management from The New School for Public Engagement. April currently serves on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists Las Vegas pro chapter. A stickler about municipal boundary lines, April enjoys teaching people about unincorporated Clark County. She grew up in Sunrise Manor and currently resides in Paradise with her husband, two children and three mutts.