Letter: Hard work paid off in Hopkinton

Published: 11/22/2020 12:01:45 AM
Modified: 11/22/2020 12:01:30 AM

As a supervisor of the checklist in Hopkinton, I want to thank all of the election workers who worked so diligently on our election earlier this month.

Beginning in July, I met with the town moderator, the assistant moderator, the town clerk, and the town administrator to make plans for our fall elections in an attempt to make them as safe and as open as possible. The secretary of state’s staff held weekly and bi-weekly zoom meetings with the local election officials to assist in the planning and offer advice. These meetings were well attended, often with more than 200 people listening in.

In Hopkinton, we had over 30 people helping out, including select board members and other town officials, ballot clerks checking people in, greeters, ballot counters, police officers, and numerous people helping with the traffic flow and assistance to voters. Each one deserves a big thank you and we need to honor their honesty and dedication to assuring that all legal voters were allowed to vote however they chose.

We in Hopkinton are not alone – all across the country people were working who were dedicated to assure that all legal voters who wanted to were allowed to vote. It is insulting to me and the thousands of election workers across the country to question our integrity in carrying out the election. It was fair and we all did our best to assure that it went off safely. Let’s stop the accusations and move on.




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