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I want to take explain the involved process and people it takes to help make the Primary Election go as smooth as possible.
The election process never stops in our office. The deputies continually work to ensure that everything is ready for Election Day. The staff works daily to process voter registration information.
The Anderson County Board of Elections, including Howard Phillips, Adam Burton and Deputy Sheriff Joe Milam, make important and sometimes unpopular decisions to insure that the integrity of the election process is intact and that each qualified voter has their vote counted.
The Anderson County Board of Education helps provide accessible facilities to allow voters to cast their ballot. Principals, custodians and staff at Emma B. Ward, Robert B. Turner, Anderson County High School and Anderson Middle School help set up for this important day.
We appreciate The Anderson News and their coverage up to and after the Election as well as Richard Case, new owner of the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge building, Hickory Grove Fire Station, Chief Barnes and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for the use of their facilities and work that goes along with preparing for Election Day.
We have several that assist delivering voting equipment and supplies to each location, including Tim Moore, Granville Drury and Jason Chesser. We also appreciate the use of a covered trailer from the Anderson County EMS.
Finally, we must point out the significance of the individuals that most of you see on Election Day - election officers!
Each year, the Executive Committee of each party submits a list of registered voters willing to work on Election Day to the County Board of Elections. These officers receive mandatory training to ensure that all laws are followed and each qualified vote is counted.
These Election Officers work a hard 14-hour day and we are grateful for each of them for serving their community.
And lastly, you, the voter, took the time to have your vote counted! We all need to respect the privilege that we are given and the freedom that we have to cast our vote for the person that we deem best qualified for Office.
If you want to be an election officer in the fall, just call our office at 502.839.3041 or contact a member of your party’s Executive Committee.
Jason Denny, Anderson Co. Clerk