Letter to the Editor: Thank You For a Successful Election
A letter to the editor from Burlington Town Clerk Amy Warfield to all those who helped make the Massachusetts Primary a success.
To The Editor
Having successfully completed another election I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help to make it that way. This Presidential Primary was the first time we had 7 Precincts and the process went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of many. I’d like to especially thank the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, School Department and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, and traffic control. Our Post Office was also a great help in assuring absentee ballots were efficiently delivered.
I’d also like to thank the dedicated, enthusiastic, and competent poll workers for assisting voters through the process. This year we again had the privilege of working with a fine group of BHS students who answered the call for assistance. Some of the students where using their IPads to assist voters in finding their new precincts. It was a great help and we look forward to having them at the Town Election in April.
The staff of the Town Clerk’s Office works for weeks in anticipation of an election. They are registering voters, assisting voters in the office who cast absentee ballots, mailing ballots to voters up to the day before the election, organizing the pollworkers, tracking all voters and ballots and investigating and resolving issues that arise during the election. The work they do is the foundation of a successful election and I thank them for, laying a great foundation.
Our appreciation goes out to Dunkin Donuts (Cambridge St) for their donation of coffee and donuts, Pizzeria Villafranca and Burlington Cold Cuts 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 for the Annual Town Election.