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Winning design for suffrage centennial ‘I Voted' sticker revealed

ALBANY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Over 18,000 New Yorkers cast their votes to chose the design for the “I Voted” sticker that will be distributed at polling places on Election Day this year. 
 
The designs celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York, passed on Nov. 6, 1917, three years before women across the country gained that right.  
 
The competition was open for online voting from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, and received more than 18,000 votes.
 
The winning sticker received 9,321 votes, with the second place sticker receiving 5,808 and the third place sticker receiving 3,589. 
 
The stickers, ranked by number of votes, can be viewed here.
 
The woman featured on the winning sticker is "General" Rosalie Jones, a New York suffragist and organizer. In December, 1912, Jones led a 150 mile-long hike, on foot, from New York City to Albany. The group's journey took nearly two weeks. Upon arriving in Albany, the women presented a petition to Governor-elect Sulzer, who expressed his support for women's suffrage.
 
The winning sticker will be printed and distributed to the Boards of Election in each county across New York. 
 
County Boards of Election may distribute the stickers at polling places across the State on Election Day, November 7.
 
To learn more, visit www.ny.gov/suffrage.
 


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