Election Day, April 7, 2020, was one for the history books. In Sheboygan County, many will remember it as the day that municipal clerks and poll workers shined. They were confronted with almost impossible and never-before-seen circumstances, to have the polls opened for in-person voting on Election Day. Leading up to April 7th, they were given direction from Madison one day, and, a day or two later, that direction was turned 180 degrees, only to complete a full 360 just a few days after that. For those wanting to vote in-person, many were envisioning horrendous conditions at polling sites. This ended up not being the case, as municipal clerks, poll workers, and in some cases town board members, and National Guard men and women, took charge to make sure the voter’s experience was as good as could be expected, during the pandemic scenario we found ourselves in. The WI Elections Commission, county, and municipalities came up with needed supplies to make sure Election Day 2020 took place as scheduled. Municipal clerks and poll workers swore an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, and to faithfully discharge the duties of their offices to the best of their ability on Election Day. On April 7th, they did just that and should be commended by all.
Jon G. Dolson
Sheboygan County Clerk