Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

October 31, 2012

Longtime election officer performs civic duty

GLASGOW — While many teachers, government employees and others will have the opportunity to sleep in on Election Day, enjoy some rest and then make their way to the polls, election officers like Eugenia Morrison will be up before the sun. As part of what she considers her civic duty, Morrison will possibly spend 14 hours at the polls on Tuesday, but she doesn’t mind.

“I love it,” Morrison said. “I just love it and I feel like I’m producing my civic duty.”

Taught to participate in government at an early age, Morrison has served as an election officer in Barren County for more than half a century. Morrison’s father, an election officer and a “strong Republican,” took her to the courthouse to register as a voter and an election officer as soon as she was old enough, in 1953. At the time, Morrison had not fully developed her interest in politics, so her father’s urging was what pushed her into her career at the polls.

“I knew I was a Republican, but not so active,” Morrison said.

Morrison started out as an election officer in the Coral Hill precinct, a very small precinct that needed election officers.

“It was all Democrats in that precinct and they never could find a Republican officer,” Morrison said.

Morrison moved to the Hiseville precinct when she bought a farm near Griderville a few years later, and now that she has moved to Glasgow, she continues to serve in the Hiseville precinct. Four officers run the Hiseville polling station, and Election Day starts early for them.

 

For the full story, read the Nov. 1 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Video