September 12 2018

Letter to the Editor: Town Clerk Thanks Those Who Made Primary a Success

The following is a Letter to the Editor. Send your letters to bcat@bcattv.org. 

 

To The Editor

 

It’s been a busy week since the State Primary election and I want to take a moment to thank all of those who helped with Burlington having another successful Election.

 

I especially want to thank the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, School Dept. Facilities, and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, lighting and traffic control. These men and women work hard in the days before and are up early in the morning and stay with us until late at night to assist us.  

A special thanks to the School Facilities and Water Department for bringing a light stand in the afternoon to help light up the back side of the gym. Also, 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 election workers for assisting voters through the process. Primary elections are sometimes a challenge and our workers did a great job. It was a long day but they handled each voter with skill and a friendly smile. We continue to have a good number of BHS National Honor Society students volunteering at the polls this time as well, and their energy and interest in the election are greatly appreciated.  

 

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 poll workers, track all voters and ballots, as well as investigate and resolve issues that arise on the day of the election. The work they do is the foundation of a successful election and I thank Linda, Kirstin and Daniel for laying that great foundation.

 

Our appreciation goes out to Dunkin’ Donuts (Cambridge Street) for their donation of coffee and donuts, Chateau of Burlington, and Chick-Fil-a for their donations of food. It kept everyone’s energy level up during the long day!

 

Lastly, thank you to all the candidates who ran, and the voters of Burlington who come out and exercise their right to vote, for a Primary we had a great turnout of 18% with 2,914 voters casting ballots. We look forward to seeing you again on November 6th for the General Election.  

 

Regards,

 

Amy Warfield

Town Clerk


 

 
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