April 16 2019

Letter: Town Clerk Thanks Everyone for Successful Election

To The Editor


It’s been a busy couple of weeks since the town 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., and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, lighting and traffic control. These men and women work hard the day before and are up early in the morning and stay with us until late at night to assist us.  


I’d also like to thank the dedicated and enthusiastic election workers for assisting voters through the process, Saturday 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 number of BHS students working the polls, 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, and manage the thousands of Early Voting 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, Kirsten, Suellen and Daniel for laying that great foundation.


Our appreciation goes out to Dunkin’ Donuts (Cambridge ST) for their donation of coffee and donuts, Longmeadow Assisted Living center for Lunch, and the Archer Hotel for a wonderful dinner. As always these restaurants are so generous in supplying the workers with food. It kept everyone’s energy level up during the long day!


Lastly, thank you to the local candidates who ran, those who have run in the past and a good number of newcomers.  It’s exciting to have more people looking to get involved with local government, civic involvement is a cornerstone of democracy. Another important part of the election is of course the voters of Burlington who come out and exercise their right to vote, thank you for your participation!  We look forward to seeing you again in September for the State Primary election that will run.


Amy Warfield

Town Clerk


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