Elections were fair and free

On Nov. 3, I was honored to be one of more than a hundred volunteers working at my town’s polling place. I was registering voters – those new to voting, and those new to the town. I served citizens who were Republican, Independent, Libertarian, Democrat and Undeclared. All approached the occasion with a sense of awe, at the enormity of participating in this great tradition, the continuation of the American democratic experiment.

I too was awed, by the meticulous preparation that went into the event. I had received 90 minutes of training prior to November 3, in order to be sworn in, and then qualify for registering voters. The polling place was beautifully organized and smoothly run. We even had a corps of high school students, too young to vote, helping monitor the lines.

Thank you to our town officials, dedicated to ensuring a reliable, respectful, honest voting process.