Regis Jesuit High School students have created a video to highlight the work of classmate Mary Seier, whose “I Voted” sticker won the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Election Division sticker contest earlier this year.
Seier, who’s now in her junior year, is vice president of the Junior Leader Council in the Arapahoe County 4-H program. Her design features multi-racial County residents, she said, to express that elections are a powerful way to give marginalized communities equal access to government.
“I was just trying to show the diversity of the County and especially of Colorado,” Seier said. “Diversity, to me, means we all come together as one to achieve common goals and make the world a better place.”
Seier’s sticker will be included in all mail ballot packets sent to voters for the Coordinated Election on November 2. All County Elections Division employees voted for their favorite entries via a secret ballot with the students’ and schools’ names removed. Once Seier’s entry was selected as the winner, the County worked with Regis Jesuit staff and students to produce the video.
“We had a lot of terrific entries for the contest, but I think the biggest thing that stood out about Mary’s design is that it really shows Arapahoe County’s diversity,” said Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez. “We work to provide equal access to the ballot for all of our citizens and that message comes through in Mary’s artwork.”
To further support that objective, the Elections Division has created multilingual voter information resources in the five most common languages that are spoken in the County, and the County also has interpretation services available at the Voter Services office in Littleton and at all VSPCs.
For more information about the upcoming Coordinated Election, visit www.ArapahoeVotes.com.