A Dawson County Election Worker Exemplifies a Commitment to Democracy Through 20 Years of Work
Glenda Ferguson has been the Dawson County election office’s leader for 15 years. She has seen all the highs and lows of the County’s Elections and Voter Registration Department in that time.
Dawson County is only one county north of Fulton County, the largest county in Georgia by population, and home of Atlanta.
Her colleagues have commended Ferguson for ensuring that every citizen in Dawson County has the opportunity to take part in free and fair elections. In her 15 years as a permanent employee of the county elections office, she has remained committed to upholding the democratic process that this nation prides itself on.
“I love what I do…
I still enjoy what I do
to serve the people
of Dawson County,”
in a statement.
Glenda Ferguson is honored for her years of service as the Dawson County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Director - photo by Julia Hansen
Since Ferguson started as a ballot builder with the elections office - back when all the ballots were still paper and were counted by hand - she has had to work diligently to maintain the trust and respect of local voters.
The Dawson County Elections and Voter Registration Department expect to continue growing and changing as it has over the last two decades. The new voter services specialist, Megan Durant, intends to help Dawson County continue to learn and operate with the newly reissued Georgia Registered Voter Information System (GARViS), in hopes of continuing to streamline Dawson County elections.
All in all, Ferguson, Durant, and the municipal leaders of Dawson County remain hopeful about the future of local, state, and federal elections. Ferguson exemplifies the faith in our democratic system that we should all carry. Further, she exemplifies our duty to fight for free and fair elections that are devoid of intimidation or restrictive policies, and full of a hopeful future for American democracy.