We are Molly Fitzpatrick, the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder and Ricky Hatch, the Weber County Clerk and Auditor. Today is #MailReady day and we want to make sure every voter understands their options to vote early by mail! Ask Us Anything!
We are Molly Fitzpatrick, the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder and Ricky Hatch, the Weber County Clerk and Auditor. As part of National Voter Education Week, today is #MailReady day, and we want to make sure every voter understands their options to vote early by mail! Learn how you can vote early this year, from becoming #MailReady to voting early in person. Local election officials are here to help. Ask Us Anything.
Voting early is an important way to make sure nothing, from last-minute changes or a long commute, will keep you from casting your ballot and making your voice heard. And, bonus, it shortens Election Day lines and helps keep people safe. Voting early rules vary widely all over the country, and we want to make sure you have all the answers you need to get #VoteReady.
We’ll be answering all your questions about how to #VoteEarly, starting at 1 PM EST / 11 AM MT
Molly Fitzpatrick was elected as Boulder County Clerk and Recorder in 2018. Before being elected, Molly was the Organizing Director with New Era Colorado, where she managed statewide programs to register thousands of young voters in Colorado, helped voters navigate our elections process, and supported the policies and administrative reforms to make democracy more accessible. She has also worked with county clerks across the state and the state legislature to improve voter access and voter education initiatives – including voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year olds and election modernization in 2013.
Ricky is the County Clerk/Auditor for Weber County, Utah, population 265,000. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) and chairs its Communications Working Group. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the National Association of Counties. He testified before Congress on election cybersecurity in 2017.
Learn more about Vote Early Day on our website: https://www.voteearlyday.org/
UPDATE: Thanks so much for your questions. While the official AMA was scheduled to end at 2PM - Molly & Ricky will continue to answer questions throughout the day! Be sure to visit www.voteearlyday.org to find the options to vote early in your state.
UPDATE: That's all the time we have for today's AMA! Thank you to everyone who asked questions and participated.