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More voting in sticker contest than Ulster County June primary election

Jul 07, 2022 1:23 pm

Matt Spillane reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal that more people have voted in an online contest choosing a new design for an "I Voted" sticker, than voted in the June primary elections. Of course, anyone, not just registered Ulster County residents, can vote in this contest, and there seems to be much interest in the sticker designed by Hudson Rowan, a 14-year-old from Marbletown. Spillane describes it as "what looks like a human head on a spider's body," and the design has 94 percent of the votes so far. "It's a head with legs with colors," Rowan said, adding it has a "vibrant, psychedelic, happy, crazy theme." The contest also was held last year, but only 500 people voted then. This year Rowan's entry alone has 37,000 votes. Go to https://elections.ulstercountyny.gov/i-voted-sticker-contest/ to vote in the sticker contest. Read more about this story in the Poughkeepsie Journal.