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BARTELS: Secretary of State Wayne Williams visits Eagle, Mesa counties

Author: Lynn Bartels - March 23, 2016 - Updated: March 23, 2016

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Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams visited with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and her staff Wednesday in Vail. From left to right: Jenny Thompson, administrative technician; Karen Sepp, election deputy; Stacey Jones, election manager; Williams and Simonton.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams visited with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and her staff Wednesday in Vail. From left to right: Jenny Thompson, administrative technician; Karen Sepp, election deputy; Stacey Jones, election manager; Williams and Simonton.

“It’s great to get away from the Front Range and visit my friends on the Western Slope,” Williams said. “Hearing what’s going on their communities helps me make better decisions as the Colorado secretary of state.”

Williams toured Eagle County’s election division in the morning, before new equipment from Dominion Voting Systems arrived in the afternoon. It was tested today.

Simonton served on the committee that reviewed four election firms that piloted their equipment in eight counties in the November election. The committee unanimously chose Dominion as its top choice, and Williams chose Dominion so Colorado could move to a single-voting system.

“Dominion has been really terrific to work with,” Simonton said. It’s been a really easy process.”

In Grand Junction, Williams joined Mesa County elected officials who meet quarterly for lunch.

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Lynn Bartels

Lynn Bartels

Lynn Bartels worked as a journalist for 35 years, including 16 years at the Rocky Mountain News and six years at The Denver Post, before retiring in 2015 and going to work as the spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.