No one works harder to make certain that Greenwich voters have an excellent voting experience.
Prior to this year, that meant great training of poll workers. well-organized polling places, and information when you needed it.
This year, it means educating seniors on absentee ballots over Zoom. It means criss-crossing the state to buy the right protective equipment for poll workers and voters, and it means re-engineering the process of in-person voting, as well as planning on counting a record-setting number of absentee ballots - more absentee ballots to be counted in a day than any other town in CT.
You can tell from my hair that the barber shops were still closed due to COVID, but I was in Southington CT picking up gloves and masks for poll workers.
After tropical storm Isaias, with power out throughout town, I conducted video training sessions from my car on borrowed wifi. I produced YouTube Videos so that poll workers could get the training the needed even if they couldn't attend live. With each new challenge, there's been a new opportunity to get creative and get things done. All available materials are posted on the web.
When other towns were throwing out their privacy booths in favor of newer, compact models, I was driving to Bethlehem and Vernon to pickup their discards. Now, those 20 extra booths mean more than just $4000 in savings, they mean better social distancing and safer voting.