While some native New Yorkers have never even seen an "I Voted" sticker during their voting lifetimes, they have existed. There seem to be people out there who did get an "I Voted" sticker today... and not the one included in this morning's AMNY, either. The following were all presumably acquired at New York City polling places (though it's possible some of these people made or purchased their own):
Best accessory today, my "I voted" sticker. Go vote and rock yours!! twitter.com/closetfashnist…
— Closet Fashionista (@closetfashnista) November 6, 2012
If democracy won't convince you to get to the polls today, maybe this sticker will. Vote! instagr.am/p/RsOiGAn15B/
— s v (@sverdure) November 6, 2012
— Princess Die High(@hausofreuter) November 6, 2012
Some longtime New Yorkers tell us the NYC "I Voted" sticker is a myth, others tell us they saw them at polling places years and years ago, and less frequently since then.
We're trying to definitively confirm if the NYC voting sticker exists or not, but in the meantime: [UPDATE: THEY EXIST!] Did you get a sticker today? Let us know where in the comments.
And, PSSST: for those companies offering free goods for showing your "I Voted" sticker... you may want to alter your offer so it's less illegal.
Come to BabyCakes today and show your "I voted!" sticker and get a free cupcake top or brownie bite!
— BabyCakes NYC (@BabyCakesNYC) November 6, 2012