A primary will most likely be upcoming in September and a city-wide election will follow in November. That doesn’t leave much time for the city to find a new city voting czar for the Election Office.
During this new era that is upon us, with voters and officials all questioning the sanctity and utility of the voting process, Everett needs to have the Election office running as pristinely as possible with some at the head of it that knows what they’re doing.
This means the administration needs to get a move on to find an appropriate public official to run the voting show.
If this requires extra funding, then so be it.
Nothing is more important than a seamless, honest balloting procedure for the upcoming election season.
With so many new voters casting their ballots by mail, vigilance is important. Vigilance and a legal understanding of the process stand side by side.
Process is important. Faith in the vote is required.
There are a number of qualified people in this city with election experience who are attorneys who could handle the upcoming election.
Whether or not they want to be the head of the Election Department is another matter.
And there are more than several residents in this city with great knowledge about how that office works.
They all need to be reached out to – and fast.