Pensacola, FL – Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford announced today that the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office was named a 2020 Clearinghouse Award winner for Most Creative and Original “I Voted” Stickers by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
The EAC announced the recipients of the 2020 Clearinghouse Awards, also known as the “Clearie” Awards, for best practices in election administration. Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the EAC is charged with serving as a clearinghouse for election administration information. To further this mission, the EAC launched the Clearies in 2016 to promote best practices in elections and celebrate the accomplishments of election officials.
“This year we are pleased to receive a record-breaking number of 137 Clearie submissions, more than tripling the 2019 submissions,” said EAC Chairman Donald Palmer. “The number of Clearie submissions highlights that even though this was a challenging election year, officials continue to modernize and develop programming that will serve as helpful best practices for the coming years. The job of an election official is never done, and we hope to see even more submissions and exceptional examples in 2021. The Clearie winners, those who submitted entries, and all election officials should be incredibly proud of the work they did to ensure a successful 2020 election. These best practices are valuable resources as officials continue to administer elections during the pandemic and for years to come.”
“We are honored to have been recognized by the EAC for our new “I Voted” sticker, which was embraced by our voters,” said Supervisor of Elections David Stafford. “Escambia County is a special place and easy to showcase,” added Stafford. “Special recognition goes to Brandi Ziglar who led this effort for our team.”