Sticker is the first of its kind to be distributed to Denver voters
DENVER – The Denver Elections Division and local artist Chloé Duplessis will unveil a new “I Voted” sticker design to illustrate an ongoing commitment to providing voter-centric experiences for voters with vision or hearing disabilities within the City and County of Denver. Designed specifically to enhance accessibility for voters who are visually impaired or blind, the sticker features braille and incorporates American Sign Language which promotes inclusivity of the broader community of those with disabilities. The unveiling which will feature the artist as well as the Clerk and Denver Elections Division staff, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, will be open to the public. Media are invited to attend. The event will take place at the Denver Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Avenue. “We strive to make all aspects of elections accessible for voters – even something as simple as displaying your civic pride with a sticker. Denverites love their stickers and having a design that’s more inclusive of voters with disabilities while showcasing the work of a talented local artist is a win-win,” Clerk and Recorder Paul López said. Chloé Duplessis, a Denver-based artist who is legally blind, is known for creating art and immersive experiences that center accessibility and build community. She hopes that the sticker will elevate the importance of accessibility in the voting process and resonate with all voters. “People navigating disability often feel excluded or even ignored, but it's important to remember that everyone has value, and everyone deserves to be seen and heard,” said Duplessis. Over the years the Denver Elections Division has also worked with Denver 8 TV to create a series of ASL videos to make sure voters who are deaf or hard of hearing knew how to participate in the mail ballot model. In addition, our new mobile vote center “the Voter Coach” is equipped with an accessible lift so voters with limited mobility can vote inside the coach as opposed to an adjacent tent which was their experience with the previous mobile vote center.