March 7 2016
Letter: Thanks to Everyone for Making Primary Election a Success
By: Town Clerk Amy Warfield
The following is a letter to the editor:
To The Editor
Elections are all about the people: the people who prepare for them, the people who work them, and the people who vote in them. Without all these different people we wouldn’t have an Election.
I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help who helped with Burlington having another successful Election. 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, I want to thank the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls and grounds, bringing in lights, and traffic control. All these people did the “heavy lifting” and we are so thankful for their efforts on our part. Our Post Office was also a great help in ensuring that absentee ballots were efficiently delivered.
Second, I’d like to thank the dedicated and enthusiastic election 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, and Wegman’s, Londi’s and PizzaWorks for their donations of pizza, sandwiches and snacks. It kept everyone’s energy level up during the long day!
Finally, we are going to have a busy year with four elections this year but each one counts and is important so Thank You again to all of the people of Burlington who make elections happen. We look forward to seeing you again on April 9, 2016, for the Annual Town Election.