INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced the new Indiana license plate design.
The BMV Commissioner Kent Abernathy announced Thursday Indiana residents chose a Covered Bridge design to replace the Bicentennial license plate.
“The first day of fall is a great time to announce the covered bridge license plate is our winner,” said Commissioner Abernathy. “Not only is this colorful design with a red bridge spanning a creek the top vote getter, it won big,” he added.
Indiana residents had to choose between three plate designs, but the Covered Bridge choice earned 54 percent of the vote.
The Hoosier State Silhouette plate was second with 39 percent.
The Crossroads of America placed third with seven percent.
331,298 votes were cast through myBMV.com and at the BMV’s State Fair Booth and BMV Self-Service Terminals.
The Covered Bridge Plate will appear on vehicle in January 2017.
Older plates will be replaced at the end of the normal seven-year life cycle. It will join “In God We Trust” as one of two standard plates.
The new design plate can also be purchased before the end of the license plate life cycle for $10.25.