Connecticut’s commemorative Suffragist “I Voted” Stickers were named a 2020 Clearinghouse Award winner by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission for their depiction of Connecticut women who fought for women’s suffrage and voting rights. The project was initiated by Wilton resident Pamela Hovland, a graphic designer and faculty member at Yale University. She spent months researching and writing about the suffrage movement. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says the project was started to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which ultimately gave women the right to vote. The Commission received a record-breaking 137 submissions, more than tripling the 2019 totals. The awards are for best practices in election administration and innovative efforts of election officials.