|Wilson County Election Commission presents election preparation program at Del Webb|
|Tuesday, July 23, 2013|
The Del Webb Civics Club hosted an election preparation presentation by the Wilson County Election Commission. Members learned about the process of preparing for an election and voted on questions about Wilson County civics and Del Webb bylaws. The voting machines used were the same ones used in Early Voting and at the polls on Election Day.
“The Election Commission appreciates every opportunity offered to inform voters about what is required to prepare for elections and how they can participate,” said Phillip Warren, Administrator of Elections.
The presentation is designed to show the audience the progression from voter registration to Election Day. Preparation for elections is a daily task for the Election Commission. “Voter awareness of the detailed preparation that goes into an election is an important part of our ongoing effort to increase voter registration and election turnout,” Warren said.
Del Webb has been a strong partner in past elections. Many residents have trained and worked at the polls during Early Voting and on Election Day. “Working at the polls gives voters a way to provide a civic service and be actively involved with elections in Wilson County,” said Tammy Smith, Assistant Administrator of Elections.
Del Webb groups were one of the first to take part in the Adopt A Precinct initiative. The Adopt A Precinct program partners community groups with the Election Commission to increase community participation in the voting process. This helps address the ongoing need for poll workers and provides a fund raising opportunity to qualified civic groups.