LWV creates video series on election security
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – The League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Stevens Point Area has assembled a series of videos that outline election security and the importance of verified voting.
The videos go in-depth on how double votes are prevented, what measures are taken to ensure the security of ballot drop boxes, and voter eligibility.
“We wanted people to know that the process of voting is safe and secure,” said Rosan Zahn, LWV Voter Services Committee Chair. “We felt that focusing on the local level is where we could have the biggest impact. There is so much misinformation, we wanted to talk to people with a variety of viewpoints and we wanted to reach the largest audience possible.”
The series features Portage County Clerk Kayla Filen, Hull Inspector of Elections Heidi Schueppel-O’Brien, Village of Plover Clerk Karen Swanson, and Stevens Point Clerk Kari Yenter.
“What was driving this was concern from around the state that our elections are not safe and secure. So we wanted to look at that process ourselves and talk to the people on the front lines who work to make our elections safe and secure,” Zahn said.
Zahn said the large-scale video project was a large undertaking for the group, creating over 35 videos, each one answering specific questions, breaking the complex issues into bite-sized pieces that viewers can easily understand.
The LWV is a non-partisan group focused on educating men and women on the importance of political literacy and empowering voters. To learn more about the group and watch the new series, visit: lwvspa.clubexpress.com, or search for League of Women Voters of the Stevens Point Area on YouTube.com.