The design for the "I Voted” sticker is inspired by the identity of each individual voter as well as the collectiveness we
experience as citizens of New York City. A hand formed to a peace and victory sign takes the place of the V in voted
symbolizing that we hold the power of change in our hands through participating in democracy.
To quote the Cambodian-American human rights activist, Loung Ung, "Voting is not just our right, it is our power.
When we vote, we take back our power to choose, to speak up, and to stand with those who support us and each
The choice of colors is a direct reference to greater America, a nation that welcomes everyone and gives a voice to
all people exemplified by the openness and integrity of New York City, one of the country and worlds greatest cities.
"New York is not a city. It's a world." - Iman
When I first came to New York from Austria, I was floored by the city, the buildings, the culture, the scale. The most
outstanding and appealing was, and still is, the diversity. People from all over the world come to live together in New
York City as it can't be found anywhere else. I think that this is the real landmark of the city: its people.
The design for the "I Voted" sticker reflects this emblem: the variety of colors show our diversity in race, in culture, in
heritage, in beliefs, and in orientation - all residing coherently and proudly in this city.
A hand formed to a peace
and victory sign takes the place of the V in the "I Voted" slogan symbolizing that each individual [vote] counts, and
that we hold the power of change in our hands together, through voting.