Thank You to Those That Make our Elections Possible

I wanted to take a moment to thank the hardworking people who make sure our elections run smoothly.

Our local clerks, clerk’s office employees, poll workers, police details, postal workers, and municipal leaders play a critical role in protecting every person’s right to vote. I am personally grateful for each of their roles in safeguarding the democratic process during this global pandemic.

Never before have we relied upon these guardians of democracy the way we have the past few and next few months.

Our local clerk’s offices worked tirelessly for the past many weeks making sure every person who had the right to participate in our election process had the chance to do so. They stood up early voting for a primary election for the first time, processed thousands of no-excuse absentee ballots, and made various accommodations to in-person voting to protect the public’s health.

Never before have we relied upon our postal workers to deliver ballots to people’s homes and then back to city and town halls in the numbers we did this past month. These postal workers performed their duties day in and day out making sure voters who were concerned about their health could still vote.

Thank you to all our local poll workers who showed up despite this public health crisis to help run our elections and help make sure every vote got counted. And our police details again provided a secure place for people to vote and participate.

We are so fortunate to live in the greatest nation on earth and while we have more work to do – it is comforting to know that each of these groups remain committed to democracy – and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Thank you all.

-Rich Haggerty