Year after year election results came in slow and late. Other counties did better, Joe thought Santa Clara County could do better as well. As the result of his efforts, additional staffing, additional hours and new equipment were authorized, and results are now more timely. In order to address these concerns, Supervisor Simitian led the Board’s effort to beef up election security measures prior to the 2018 elections, and then organized the county’s first election security conference in 2019 to raise awareness and begin the sharing of best practices.
Read the Mercury News story:
Santa Clara County: First steps suggested to start fixing beleaguered election system
Read the Los Altos Town Crier story:
County Board of Supervisors reviews election process