Thanks to everyone who made election successful

To the editor:

All Hoosiers should be thankful for the tremendous work done to ensure a safe, secure and fair General Election. My hat’s off to all the state and county election officials who faced the most difficult election environment in our history. Despite threats to their health, long hours of tedious work and suggestions that they wanted to suppress the vote or manipulate the election outcome, our Dubois County Election Officials got it right!

30,849 registered voters.

71.64% voter turnout.

All absentee votes counted by shortly after 6 p.m.

All machine votes from Election Day tabulated and reported by shortly after 8 p.m.

Indiana has an election process that is dominated by the two major parties. A hallmark of the process is the sharing of responsibility by Democrats and Republicans. From the State Election Commission and Indiana Election Division down through county election boards and precinct election boards, each major party is equally represented and equally responsible for the administration of our elections. The sharing provides a balance of power and a system of checks and balances. Minority parties and independent voters are guaranteed equal access and fairness in the system.

The 2020 General Election was successful because of the County Clerk, County Election Board Members, County Party Chairpersons, Party Precinct Committeepersons, Party volunteers running polling places, Absent Voter Teams and Ballot Counting all doing their best for us. Thanks to each and every one of them!

— Don Hayes

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