FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
November 6, 2012
Contact: Shannan Velayas
Elisa Kennedy, who has hosted a polling place in her home and/or worked as a poll worker in nearly every election for the last 75 years, will be recognized by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen for her extraordinary contributions. Elisa will be presented with a Medallion Award from the National Association of Secretaries of State in appreciation of her service, which has spanned 18 presidencies and more than 120 elections.
"A lot has changed in politics and in the world since Elisa first volunteered as a poll worker 75 years ago, but her commitment to democracy and her devotion to her community has remained constant," said Secretary Bowen, California's chief elections official. "The people of San Francisco have been fortunate to have Elisa help elections run smoothly and I am so grateful to her and thousands of others who volunteer to serve as poll workers year after year."