Matthew Hernandez’s “I Voted” art going statewide


Angelo O'Dorisio, Staff Writer

This is a proud week in Holy Family as one of our very own students entered and won the Secretary of State’s competition for Colorado’s official ‘I Voted’ Sticker. Class of 2023 student Matthew Hernandez.

Hernandez’s design will be sent to Colorado voters who participate in the upcoming General Election via BallotTrax, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced last Friday. Hernandez’s design  features “a Colorado-flag inspired sun setting over twin peaks in the western sky,” according to a release from Griswold’s office.

Hernandez’s design will be featured on the Secretary of State’s website, media channels, press releases and as part of an online campaign to encourage voting.

Hernandez, who has been interested in art since he was young, said he decided to enter the statewide contest after winning Broomfield’s local “I Voted” sticker design contest.

Matthew says he found out about the competition by his previous ‘I Voted’ sticker competition, this time for the city of Broomfield. Where after another win he was recommended to take part in the State competition as well.

On his design Matthew said that it took him almost 2 days to design it, “I was feeling a more retro vibe, so I used a lot more warmer, muted colors with colors from the Colorado flag. So it would still feel Colorado in nature. I also included a picture of the mountains and kind of like the Colorado logo in it as well.”

Helping challenge Hernandez to aspire for greatness has been Holy Family arts instructor Toni Verretta, who he credited for his latest accomplishment.

“She has been pushing me to do the best art I can and I don’t think I would have been able to create this logo if it wasn’t for her,” he said in an interview to the Longmont Leader.

And due to Matthew’s unique design we here at Holy Family can say we now have the artist of the new Colorado ‘I Voted’ sticker as one of our students.