Cass County high school students invited to participate in design contest

Published 11:45 am Monday, April 29, 2024

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CASS COUNTY — Each Election Day, voters boast their participation in the democratic process with stickers proclaiming “I Voted.” This year, stickers in Cass County will be extra special, as they will be designed by a young artist from Cass County.

Cass County Clerk/Register Monica McMichael’s office is hosting a design contest among Cass County high school students to design this year’s sticker.

The winning design will be seen by thousands of voters on Election Day, serving as a badge of honor for those who have exercised their civic duty.

“Our records show that young voters have consistently had lower levels of participation in elections compared to older age groups in Cass County,” McMichael said. “My hope is that allowing youth to participate in some way will give them a sense of belonging and responsibility toward our political system, leading to them being comfortable and confident to vote in the future.”

The theme of the contest is “Celebrating democracy and civic engagement.”

Submissions must include the words “I Voted” and be visually appealing. Participants may submit images on paper to be scanned in or digital images from a computer to their high school art teacher, or directly to the Cass County Clerk/Register’s Office at 120 N. Broadway, Cassopolis. Designs can also be emailed to The deadline to submit a design is Friday, May 24, 2024.

In addition to being featured as this year’s “I Voted” sticker distributed at polling places, the winning design will be recognized on Cass County’s social media platforms and website.

Participants must attend a Cass County high school or live in Cass County.

Questions should be directed to Cass County Clerk/Register Monica McMichael at or (269) 445-4464.