Weber County Elections Office Earns National Achievement Award

Recently Weber County’s Elections Office received an award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award was presented for their outstanding work strengthening government services for our residents. Our county received this award due to our specific work with open and transparent elections.

Every year, NACo’s Achievement Awards recognize communities that reflect the comprehensive services many counties provide with awards in 18 different categories. Categories under consideration include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement, and many other important categories. Launched in 1970, the program is specifically designed to recognize and spur innovation in county government. Each nominated program is judged on its own merits and not against other applications. We are especially proud of the residents and everyday citizens who help ensure the smooth operation of democracy in our county. As National Association of Counties President, Denise Winfrey stated:

“The Achievement Awards demonstrate excellence in county government and the commitment to serve our residents every day. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and collaborative efforts we have seen in over 50 years of presenting these awards.”

The award comes in recognition of Weber County’s efforts to provide helpful voter information and to correct election misinformation. It validates the efforts of everyday heroes who tirelessly gave their time and energy to ensure that our elections were secure, accessible, and efficient and that every legally cast vote was counted.

The rise of social media brings with it a corresponding rise in disinformation. To combat this, our election workers and county commissioners labored to provide residents with accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date information for the 2022 midterm elections.

Ricky Hatch, Weber County Clerk/ Auditor, is incredibly proud of his team and the honor they received. “We are so grateful to be recognized for this award,” he said. “Our team continues to work hard at promoting and disseminating accurate information about our elections, and this award is a recognition of our team’s dedication to serving the citizens of Weber County.”

Weber County is widely recognized in the national election administration community as a leader in digital communication, voter education, and innovative solutions.

The formal recognition of the award will take place in July at the NACo annual conference in Austin, Texas.

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