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A well-deserved day of thanks for our election heroes



Under our democracy, we earn the right to vote when we turn 18. That is one of our founding principles. But our votes mean nothing if there is no one to administer the elections and to tabulate the results. That is why we want to take a moment to recognize those responsible for making our election work. Yesterday was Election Hero Day in Wisconsin, a chance to thank those who work hard to make sure that are elections are duly administrated. From the printing of the ballots, to testing the machines to tabulating the results, our system of voting relies on clerks across the state, as well as their staffs and citizen volunteers who man the polls on election day. Their work requires patience and precision. According to the group A Better Wisconsin Together, Wisconsinites can cast their ballots and have our voices heard in free and fair elections, thanks to our election heroes. Even in the midst of a pandemic our votes were able to be cast and counted. Of course, it hasn’t been easy, especially with the false claims that somehow the election was rigged or the outcome not correct. Our clerks work hard with great integrity to administer our free and fair elections, and it is worth spending one day a year remembering to thank them for their public service.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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