When Michiganders leave the polls this November, their "I Voted" sticker is going to look a lot different from how they have in the past.

Normally, once you've cast your vote and your ballot has been counted, you receive a little blue or white oval "I Voted" sticker. This is basically the adult's "gold star" sticker equivalent... you did your civic duty, good job! Here's a sticker and a new president.

CHRIS TYLER PHOTO
CHRIS TYLER PHOTO
loading...

Here's the thing, new politicians aren't the only thing you can vote for this year. This year, Michiganders can vote on the new, "I Voted" sticker.

You Can Vote on Michigan's New "I Voted" Sticker

This year, the Michigan Department of State is hosting the inaugural "I Voted" sticker contest for the State of Michigan. Over 480 submissions were entered into this contest, and so far it's been narrowed down to 75 submissions, 25 from each category; Elementary/Middle School, High School, and General (open to the public).

Read Related: Something from Tiffany’s in New York is Inside Michigan’s Capitol Building

From here, people can vote on their top three favorites from each category, helping to narrow it down to the finalists. You can vote on your favorites until July 31st at 11:59 pm. The winners will be announced in August, and the "winning stickers will be available for election clerks to order for the November election." Hopefully, the election clerks will order these, because I will not be settling for the boring "I Voted" sticker when these epic ones are available.

Like a good Michigander doing their civic duty, I voted for my favorites. If you'd like to as well, you can cast your vote HERE. If you want to see the real winning stickers (in my humble opinion, of course) check them out below. It was difficult, but I ranked them... and I saved the best for last.

By Katelyn Stouffer-Hopkins of Lansing

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Katelyn Stouffer-Hopkins of Lansing, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Katelyn Stouffer-Hopkins of Lansing, Michigan
loading...

Voting IS cool, Katelyn.


 

By Gabby Warner of Rockford

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Gabby Warner of Rockford, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Gabby Warner of Rockford, Michigan
loading...

Simple, understated, and straight to the point - love it.


 

By Sage Tuskan of Gladstone

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Sage Tuskan of Gladstone, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Sage Tuskan of Gladstone, Michigan
loading...

I love the use of Michigan's state bird and flower all in one. Plus, just a very well-done drawing.


 

By Michelle Lekhtman of West Bloomfield

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Michelle Lekhtman of West Bloomfield
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Michelle Lekhtman of West Bloomfield
loading...

Now this is art. We've got a deer rocking shades and a Michigan hat? That's one cool deer.


 

By Madelyn VerVaecke of Livonia

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Madelyn VerVaecke of Livonia
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Madelyn VerVaecke of Livonia
loading...

This is actually one of two submissions from Madelyn, and boy is she talented. This is truly a work of art.


 

By Jane Hynous of Grosse Pointe

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Jane Hynous of Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Jane Hynous of Grosse Pointe, Michigan
loading...

Jane is an artist from the Elementary/Middle school category, and obviously the coolest person in Michigan. A werewolf ripping its shirt off with the American flag in the background? I didn't know something so patriotic could exist.


 

By Olivia Smiertka of Holly

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Olivia Smiertka of Holly, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Olivia Smiertka of Holly, Michigan
loading...

Is it a mouse? Is it an alien? I don't know... But what I do know is that it's partying and it's awesome!


 

By Kelsey Winiarski of Livonia

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Kelsey Winiarski of Livonia, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Kelsey Winiarski of Livonia, Michigan
loading...

Of course, I like the cat sticker, have you met me?


 

By Cole Allen of Ypsilanti

Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Cole Allen of Ypsilanti, Michigan
Used with permission from The Michigan Department of State and Cole Allen of Ypsilanti, Michigan
loading...

This sticker accurately represents how I'm feeling this election season.

The 15 Best Places to Live in Michigan in 2024

When it comes to great places to live, Michigan has no shortage. But how do we determine the best of the best? Niche took a look at things like public schools, crime & safety, nightlife, and more to determine the best places to live in Michigan. These are the top 15.

Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

Questions About Michigan That Totally Stumped 'Jeopardy' Contestants

Only the smartest of the smart are selected to appear on the TV game show "Jeopardy", but sometimes contestants aren't as well-versed on Michigan as perhaps they should be. Here are 19 questions (er, answers) that totally stumped 'Jeopardy' contestants.

Gallery Credit: JR

Most Expensive Michigan Restaurants 2024

Save up if you're planning on visiting one of these Michigan restaurants. These are among the most expensive ones the state has to offer.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Harrison

More From 100.7 WITL