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Imperial County Ensures A Safe, Fair and Accurate Election

-Editorial

County leaders and elections officials are administering a safe, fair, and accurate election.  In an unprecedented election year, local elections officials assure all voters that, though a final count may take longer than previous elections years, all votes will be counted.

Chairman of the Board and District 2 Supervisor, Luis A. Plancarte stated, “The right to vote is one of our most important duties as American citizens and California residents.  As county officials, it is our job to make resources and personnel available to ensure that all votes count.”

With a substantial increase in early voting and voting by mail this year, Imperial County asks voters and the media to be patient regarding the timeline of announcing election results.  Election officials advise that delayed results do not indicate a problem or compromise accuracy.

Preserving the integrity and security of elections is a top priority for county officials, and Imperial County is complying with all local, state and federal election guidance, laws and regulations.  Imperial County has trained poll workers that are working at more than 40 polling locations to ensure they are well equipped to assist voters and protect against fraud and potential security threats.

America’s counties work tirelessly to ensure the security and integrity of the election process.  Counties defend against cyber attacks and traditional security threats.  After the election, counties secure vote tallies, audit the election and safeguard voter information.

 

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