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Board employees work hard for you

When you are sitting at home on Election Night listening for the returns, you probably don’t think too much about what goes into getting those results ready.

Thursday, November 04, 1999

When you are sitting at home on Election Night listening for the returns, you probably don’t think too much about what goes into getting those results ready.

And when you read the synopsis in the newspaper the next day, you probably don’t think about how enormous an effort it must take to turn thousands of little punches into winners and losers.

The truth is, there are an awful lot of volunteers and county employees who work very hard at the polling places and at the Lawrence County Board of Elections to make sure the results are recorded not only accurately, but with the law and fairness in mind.

Getting ready for an election takes months of hard work and Election Day requires long hours and lots of organization and patience.

Voting might take you a half hour, but Board of Elections employees spend hours recording, tallying and verifying to make sure that the results you see the day after truly reflect the will of the people.

Board of Elections director Mary Wipert and her staff deserve a big pat on the back for all the hard work they put in – not just on Election Day – but all year long.

Lawrence County’s elections run so smoothly because this county has such professionals behind the scenes.