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Here’s how to pick San Francisco’s new ‘I Voted’ sticker

The classic 'I Voted!' sticker will face its finalist challengers in a contest ending Oct. 17, letting San Francisco keep the incumbent or weigh a change.
The classic ‘I Voted!’ sticker will face its finalist challengers in a contest ending Oct. 17, letting San Francisco keep the incumbent or make a change. | Source: The Standard

It may feel like it's always time to vote in San Francisco, and this time you're voting on the very sticker that lets other people know you've done your civic duty.

The San Francisco Department of Elections has closed its sticker design contest after choosing this year's finalists for the top "I Voted" sticker, which will appear at poll sites during next year's presidential primary and general elections.

The choices include the classic, eye-catching sticker that reads "I Voted!" with white lettering against a red background, as well as nine others with vibrant images drawing on local iconography, with a visual pun or two mixed in.

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One desgined by Angela N. features birds flapping over a smiling sun as a dog chases a ball, while Jimmy L.'s entry shows a seal with its whiskers akimbo looking extremely proud of itself and Nihar M.'s entry showcases a cherry-headed conure, one of Telegraph Hill's famous wild parrots, perched atop a branch. These entries, like several others, feature the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Would-be ballot-casters may either visit this site once a day to pick their favorite, leaving a valid e-mail address and ZIP code, or show up in person at the department's office in San Francisco City Hall's Room 48 by Tuesday, Oct. 17 to register a preference.

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Alas, there will be no ranked-choice offering. Vote accordingly, San Francisco residents, and remember to register to vote and update your registration.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com