By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN. (WLAF)- Administrator of Elections for the Campbell County Election Commission Mallory Rosenfeld guest spoke at the South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday at the LaFollette United Methodist Church.
Rosenfeld is a 2005 graduate of Campbell County High School and spent 13 years employed with the county’s director of finance before accepting the position of administrator of elections last year. She finished her first election process in August and is preparing for the upcoming election in November.
Rosenfeld went over the election process in Campbell County and the state in general and everything that is done to ensure Tennessee elections operate according to law. “Early voting starts next week and it’s the perfect time to talk about the process and what we do to ensure the elections run smoothly and with integrity,” Rosenfeld said. According to Rosenfeld, the elections in Tennessee are the “most effective.” “We work in a bipartisan atmosphere. The position entails honesty as the number one priority to make the public assured of the integrity of the election process,” Rosenfeld said. In Tennessee voters have to show ID. “That’s a good thing. It’s why Tennessee ranked number one for election integrity,” Rosenfeld said.
She and the local election commission work closely with the state coordinators office on keeping voter rolls up to date, purging voters who are deceased or who have committed felonies. It is also the election commission office’s duty to verify addresses, prepare ballots, and organize the voting process for the 21 precincts in the county, along with keeping up with the ever changing state laws. “It’s a rewarding job that couldn’t be done without election office deputies, the election commission, poll workers and tons of volunteers.” Rosenfeld encouraged early voting, which begins Oct.19 and runs through Nov. 3. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 10/12/22- 6AM)