WINNEMUCCA — Recently, a selection panel of five local officials chose two winners for the 2022 General Election “I Voted” Sticker Art Design Contest.
The winner in Category A (5th grade – 8th grade) is Reagan Chadwell, previous 5th grader and now 6th grader, at French Ford Middle School and the winner in Category B (9th grade – 12th grade) is Aidan Peters, previous 9th grader and now 10th grader at Albert M. Lowry High School.
“I Voted” Sticker Art Design Contest for the 2022 General Election The Humboldt County Clerk’s Office whose official duties include facilitating elections wanted to include young people in the elections process and give the community something positive to look forward to in the often-bombastic landscape that is elections.
Deputy in charge of elections, Jessica Koepke, designed this contest for future voters with the hopes of keeping democracy in the minds of the people who will one day, hopefully, cast ballots. Students were encouraged to submit their designs to excite voters and reflect the character of the American Voter. The submissions, which had to be original and hand drawn, were selected based on artistic skill and excellence, meaningful and consistent theme, and uniqueness of the design.
A selection panel consisting of Dr. Dave Jensen, Superintendent of the Humboldt County School District; Michael Montero, Sixth Judicial District Court Judge; Jessica Anderson, Humboldt County Library Director; Ruth Fitzpatrick, Winnemucca City Clerk; and Abel Del 2 Real Nava, Humboldt County Assistant County Manager and Human Resources Director; reviewed the sixty-three (63) designs submitted and selected the winners. Each winner will receive a $100 Chamber Check, donated by the Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce, a plaque, and have their designs turned into the “I Voted” stickers for the 2022 General Election that will be handed out at all of the in-person polling locations during Early Voting and on Election Day. The Humboldt County Clerk’s Office wants to thank all of the participants for their entries and hopes to see even more submissions for the 2024 election cycle.