November 13 2014

Letter: Thanks for Town Clerk Amy Warfield


The following is a letter to the editor from Town Clerk Amy Warfield: 


In this season of Giving Thanks, I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help who helped with Burlington having another successful Election. I would like to start by thanking the candidates, those who won and those who didn’t, for the countless hours and months that they have invested in their runs for office.  This is where democracy starts. 


I’d especially like to thank the Burlington School Committee for setting a schedule that allows us access to the high school.  This cooperation between the Town and School Department is unique to Burlington and I value it very much. Also, thank you to the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, and traffic control. Our Post Office was also a great help in ensuring that absentee ballots were efficiently delivered. 


I’d also like to thank the dedicated, enthusiastic, and competent poll workers for assisting voters through the process.  It was a long day but they handle each voter with skill and a friendly smile.


The staff of the Town Clerk’s Office works for weeks in anticipation of an election.  They register voters, assist voters in the office who cast absentee ballots, mail ballots to voters up to the day before the election, organize the pollworkers, track all voters and ballots, and investigate and resolve issues that arise during the election.  The work they do is the foundation of a successful election and I thank Linda, Janice, Julie and Daniel for laying that great foundation.


Our appreciation goes out to Dunkin Donuts (Cambridge St) for their donation of coffee and donuts, PizzaDays, and Chick-Fil-A for their donations of pizza and sandwiches.  It kept everyone’s energy level up during the long day!


Lastly, thank you to the voters of Burlington who come out and exercise their right to vote.  We look forward to seeing you again in April 2015 for the Annual Town Election.



Amy Warfield

Town Clerk


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