FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 4, 2020
Douglas R. Smith
Erie, PA – The Erie County Board of Elections cites various contributors from other branches of County government, who provided personnel and other resources to the Elections Department; a team effort that helped lead to a successful election during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“In a year faced with so much adversity, and one in which we implemented new Dominion voting machines, we worked with several branches to predict and prepare for multiple scenarios,” said Carl Anderson III, Chairman for the Erie County Board of Elections. “Because of their commitment to a fair and safe election process, combined with the vast number of voters and volunteers, we as a county have managed to participate in an unprecedented election rather seamlessly – with the nation’s eyes on us.”
Special thanks go to the following:
- President Judge John J. Trucilla and his task force
- Erie County Department of Public Safety, and Bureau of Emergency Management
- Erie County Department of Health
- Sheriff John Loomis and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office
- Legal teams of Erie County Solicitor Richard Perhacs, Erie County Council Solicitor Thomas Talarico and the District Attorney’s Office
- County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and her administration
“I would also like to commend the Erie County Postmaster Robert Weisenbach and his team at the Post Office for its cooperation and dedication to ensuring every mail-in/absentee ballot in Erie County arrived to the Elections Office in a safe and timely manner,” said Anderson. “Rob stayed in contact with the Election Board Office coordinating mail pickup and extra trips with overnight ballots; with 49,218 mail-in ballots this year – the most in any election – postal workers were under enormous pressure. They should be proud.”
Erie County continues to ask voters and the media to be patient regarding the timeline of announcing election results. In the meantime, voters can get result updates at https://eriecountypa.gov/voting/ElectionNightResults/ecresults.htm at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today.