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Alexander County Board Of Elections Wins National Award

The Alexander County Board of Elections was recently named one of only 32 programs nationwide to earn a Clearinghouse Award from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Also known as the “Clearies,” the awards program celebrates the hard work of election offices across the country for programs in 2023. Winning jurisdictions range from counties with 25,000 registered voters to states with over 7 million.

The Alexander County Board of Elections was an award winner in the Distinguished Voter Education and Communication Initiatives (small/medium jurisdiction) category with its “Inside Election Administration Article Series.” The article series was a collaboration with a local publication to feature a monthly newspaper column explaining various aspects of elections administration. The series showcases the robust framework of election administration and the professionalism that ensures elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.

The Clearies play an essential role in fulfilling the EAC’s mission to serve as a clearinghouse for election administration information under the Help America Vote Act. The EAC is an independent, bipartisan federal agency solely focused on election administration. Submissions were judged on innovation, sustainability, outreach, cost-effectiveness, replicability, and the generation of positive results.

More information on the Clearies and each awardee is available at www.eac.gov/election-officials/eac-clearinghouse-award-winners-2023.