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To the Editor:
Anyone who has even been involved in working an election knows you have a million things to get prepared even before the sun rises. Nerves are running rapid before you open the doors to the public at 6:30 a.m.

On May 7, Carroll County’s special election, Lee and Loudon poll workers arrived at their polling locations to find a power outage. Without hesitation, they called the Board Elections. Tom Cottis, Carroll County Emergency Management Agency director, was called. He quickly got in touch with the Carrollton and Loudon Twp. fire departments which had generators immediately sent to the polls. We were functional within an hour. Paper ballots were voted by flashlight in the meantime and voters were very accommodating.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in getting the poll locations up and running.

Amanda Tubaugh
Director
Carroll County Board of Elections

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