INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – After a month-long vote starting in August and ending in September, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced Indiana residents have chosen a covered bridge design to replace the outgoing Bicentennial license plate.
331,298 votes were cast in total through myBMV.com, BMV’s booth at the Indiana State Fair, and BMV self-service terminals throughout the state.Three plate designs were in the running and the covered bridge design won 54 percent of the vote, according a press release. 39 percent of the vote went to the Hoosier State silhouette plate and fewer than 7 percent voted for the “Crossroads of America” design.
“The first day of fall is a great time to announce the covered bridge license plate is our winner,” BMC Commissioner Kent Abernathy said in the press release.
Intellectual Technology Inc. of Fort Wayne, designed the artwork for the plate.
The new design will be appearing on license plates beginning January 2017 as older plates are replaced at the end of the normal seven-year life cycle.
For more information, visit Indiana BMV.