Submitted by Thurston County
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office chose a design by Bryan Ketola as the official “I Voted” sticker for 2023 Elections. Ketola is a motivational speaker, para-athlete, semi-professional soccer coach and professional graphic designer.
“Bryan’s design says a lot about our community and our democracy,” said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. “’I Voted’ stickers are important symbols of civic participation and democracy in action. I encourage voters to wear them proudly. These small, colorful badges carry significant meaning, as they represent an individual’s engagement and contribution to the democratic process.”
The Auditor’s Office solicited “I Voted” sticker designs from Thurston County residents. Thirty-seven artists submitted at least one design.
The winning design will be available in every ballot packet sent to Thurston County voters during the primary and general elections. Second and third place designs will be available at Voting Centers during the elections.