Aug 9, 2023 - Politics

Louisiana unveils 2023 "I voted" sticker by artist Becky Fos

Artist Becky Fos created Louisiana's 2023 voting sticker. Image: Courtesy of Louisiana Secretary of State

Louisiana voters will get a new, colorful "I voted" sticker after casting their ballots this fall.

Driving the news: Kyle Ardoin, Louisiana's secretary of state, this week unveiled the 2023 sticker by Jefferson Parish artist Becky Fos. The art is named "Confidence," which riffs on the state flag of a mother pelican feeding her three babies.

Worth noting: The fact that Fos also painted last year's sticker, a colorful depiction of the state Capitol, raised questions in the artist community.

  • "The level of exposure and the number of eyeballs on those stickers statewide could provide a real opportunity for another artist," Jason Andreasen, president and CEO at Baton Rouge Gallery-Center for Contemporary Art, told The Advocate.
  • Fos says she will not paint next year's sticker to give other artists a chance, per

By the numbers: Louisiana will print 3.5 million stickers for this year's elections at a cost of about $27,000, says Kaylee Trisler, a spokesperson for Ardoin's office.

  • Fos volunteered her services for the 2023 sticker and was not paid, Trisler added.

What's next: Louisianans head to the polls Oct. 14 for the primaries and Nov. 18 for the general election.


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