We were pleased to have Wendy Santory Link, Supervisor of Elections for Palm Beach Country as out guest speaker. She leads an award winning program of excellence for the state and nation.
Supervisor Link provided a great overview of how her organization works to help protect and insure fair and accurate election results. She stated that she has three guiding principles: Integrity, Accountability and Service..
One early thing that she did under her taking office: She decided to eliminate a requirement to pay postage to give everyone, regardless of their economic status, the opportunity to vote.
Next, she reviewed several statistics about the number of ballots and percentage changes. The biggest change over the past four years is the massive shift to absentee ballots.
Next, she reviewed several changes to law made in the past four years by the Republican dominated legislature. She pointed out that her organization is responsible for carrying out the law and does not hold bias against or for any specific law whether the employee is a Republican or a Democrat.
The Elections organization has implemented a number of security measures to keep every election safe and secure:
devices and workstations.
This is a way for non-profits to volunteer at voting places: the Club gets the payment for being a volunteer and the individual provides service to the community.
Our Club is considering becoming a member of the Adopt-a-Precinct.
Ms. Link was proud to share that her office has kept each election out of the news for claiming any impropriety. The Club gave her a round of applause.
Thank you, Supervisor Link, for a great talk! FYI, Click Here for Supervisor Link’s full presentation .
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