If You Miss Those 'I Voted' Stickers, Try This Local Merch

Those free stickers are cool. But they don't give out beer and sweatshirts at polling places.

By Zoe Sayler October 26, 2020

You could cover an entire sweatshirt in stickers from West Seattle's Alair.

Voting exclusively by mail and ballot box means we’re deprived of those cute little “I Voted” stickers. Worried about what that means for your November selfie game? Local voter merch is Washington’s way of showing off civic responsibility—after all, voting is just about the only thing that’s cooler when everyone’s doing it.

Amplifier Power to the Polls Downloads

Know what we miss about those “I Voted” stickers? The unbeatable price. Seattle design lab Amplifier offers a vast selection of free art downloads that let you show off which causes mean the most to you, from remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg to defunding the police. 

Treasure and Bond Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

Now may not feel like the right time to express conspicuous patriotism. Nordstrom’s own Treasure and Bond brand carries more subtle takes on voting merch, including this subdued tie-dye sweatshirt. 

Alair Seattle Vote Sweatshirts

West Seattle’s Alair gift shop designs and prints these primary color “Vote” crewnecks and zip-ups in-house and stocks dozens of other festive, election-related items for the Leslie Knope in all of us (she’d love the Joe Biden earrings). 

The Sock Monster... Socks

This Wallingford store truly has a sock for everything, with picks from broad appeal "I'm Voting" to a "Votes for Women" take (if that's your thing, sorry about 2020) to jokes and partisan pairs. You can even bask in some Bernie nostalgia if you're so inclined.

Levi Hastings Vote Blue Sticker

If you’re not willing to give up on your sticker dreams, local artist Levi Hastings will trade “Vote Blue” whale stickers for Instagram-DMed proof that you’ve donated to or volunteered for “a progressive candidate or a voting support organization” (at the fair rate of $5 or one hour per).

Andieanderin Women's Suffrage Pussy Bow

This "Votes for Women" necktie by Seattle-based Andieanderin can be worn well beyond Election Day: Honoring the dates it commemorates—the 1920 certification of the 19th amendment and the 1965 passing of the Voting Rights Act—is timeless. 

Aslan B Heard Beer

Does beer count as merch? We’re counting it. The QR code on cans of Aslan’s B Heard IPA is the smoothest way to direct your drinking buddies to Available at Aslan’s Fremont location on draft and in six-packs (with the option to add donations to the Seattle-King County League of Women Voters when you order online).

Find info about last-minute voting, including how to register and what to do if you've lost your ballot, here.

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