In March, the New York City Campaign Finance Board called for locals to submit designs for the city's 2017 'I Voted' sticker. After more than a month of submissions, the board selected a group of 10 finalists, and the public can now vote on a winner.
The winning sticker will be distributed at polling places across the city, giving New Yorkers who participate in this fall's municipal elections a sweet piece of swag. All 10 designs are pretty grand, and evoke a level of civic pride that's painfully absent from the city's and boroughs's flags.
The best part about the contest? The election is formatted as an instant runoff (a.k.a. ranked-choice voting). Voters are able to pick their top three favorite designs. It's a form of democracy that's used in countries across the world, and is widely regarded as a more sensible method of tallying elections than the current system used on the federal level in the U.S.
You can vote for your favorite stickers here. Be sure to check up on your voter registration status as well—you won't be able to score a sweet sticker this fall if you're barred from your polling place.