The 2020 Election Cycle was as historical as any election official could have ever imagined. We surpassed all previous election statistics and exceeded the goals we set for ourselves. As if preparing for an election did not keep us busy enough, we were dealt a global pandemic which added an extra layer of election prep to the to do list. We will all be talking about the year 2020 for years to come.
I am proud of the voters who showed up to vote, even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Having your voice heard is proving to be more important than ever. Making sure you have a choice in who represents you is the cornerstone of our democracy. Now that the election has officially been certified and we begin to review and make preparations for the 2022 season, we realize just how smooth the 2020 election cycle was. I attribute much of that success to the SOE staff, but also to the many poll workers who dedicated themselves to the many training hours and to their desire to serve their community in a time of need.
As the year comes to a close, we want to acknowledge just how thankful we are to have some awesome community partners. Our local media never hesitates to assist with our communication efforts and they understand the importance of ensuring that accurate election information always be provided. We are thankful for county and city leadership and appreciate the open communication between our offices. It truly takes a community to conduct a smooth election.
Last, but not least, thank you for allowing me to serve. I am deeply humbled by the responsibility you have entrusted in me to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. Although, there is no such thing as a perfect election, it will always be my top goal to ensure that every eligible person be given the right to cast a ballot and that every legitimate ballot be counted.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a question, comment, or complaint regarding your voter registration or voting experience. My office is located at 433 U S 19 N, Perry, and my door is always open. Please feel free to call, email or stop by any time.
With kind regards,
Supervisor of Elections