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To the editor:
We live in a country where we are free to cast a
ballot reflective of our ideals, and are thankful to those who have
served our country in order to allow us to do so. We are without a
blue-inked finger, distant gunfire or a long line, but we take pride
in delivering a ballot that represents the freedom we have been
given to do so.
It is now a full week after the presidential election, and Logan
County saw a 62.5 percent turnout, which is near the record turnout
of 65.81 percent in 2004 and 65.55 percent in 2008. Although we
didn't lead our state in turnout, individual precincts such as
Hurlbut did, with an amazing 81.09 percent of its voters casting a
As we reflect on our election, I want to thank a few of the many
people who helped to make this another successful Election Day.
Thank you to Logan County maintenance supervisor Dennis Reves, the
Logan County Highway Department, Chris Graue of Graue Chevrolet and
the many township supervisors, road commissioners, firefighters and
church trustees for helping our office in the delivery and setup of
election equipment. Thank you to Jeff Cooper at Lincoln Community
High School and his students for volunteering as election judges and
greeters at the polls. Thank you to the election judges for
delivering an efficient, professional election in which we can all
be proud to have been a part. And a special thank you to my office
staff, who worked diligently for months to serve the citizens of
Logan County in every area of the election.
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As the Logan County clerk and president of the Illinois
Association of County Clerks and Recorders, I am most honored and
humbled to represent this great county. May God continue to bless
our great county, state and the United States of America.
Sally J. Litterly
Logan County clerk and recorder
November 15, 2012]
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