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Op-Ed: Lots of People Work Together to Make Election Day Run Smoothly

Elections are the cornerstone of our Constitutional Republic. 

On Tuesday November 8, 2016 nearly 60,000 Boone County citizens made their voices heard by casting ballots at 62 different polling locations and using 124 voting machines.  

As your County Clerk, Kentucky law requires me and my staff of 35 Deputy Clerks to be the caretakers of our precious voting process in Boone County. We dedicate thousands of hours of planning, preparation and training to ensure the election process is accurate and efficient.  

Sheriff Mike Helmig, County Attorney Bob Neace, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, and Jailer Ed Prindle show their commitment to this process as well by supporting my staff’s efforts with much needed manpower and resources. 

But this process could not be successful without the nearly 300 poll workers that are the stewards of the election process. On Election Day, their day begins way before sunrise and doesn’t end until way after sunset and each has their own reason or story about why they serve and support.  

The next scheduled election is over a year away but the planning for it started when the last vote was counted last Tuesday night. I encourage you to plan now to thank your poll workers when you cast a ballot next Election Day. 

Kenny Brown is the Boone County Clerk

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