Yes, it’s true!* One of the most popular voting-related items is that Election Day “I Voted” sticker. In fact, the sticker phenomenon is actually part of the reason that so many of Arizona’s ballots are tallied days after Election Day.
So, the big news today from Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes may actually cut down on the post-election jitters that candidates and friends experience. The Elections Department is now going to include one of their four new “I Voted” stickers with each early ballot mailed out to the more than 1.8 million early voters.
Fontes made the big announcement in a Facebook Live video this afternoon, and noted that questions about the early voting stickers are one of the most common things he is asked, and that Election Day pollworkers give out thousands of the stickers to persons who wait to drop off their early ballots just so that they can have the sticker to wear the rest of the day. (I spend most Election Days in many polling places and can attest to that phenomenon.)