This has been a difficult election year for just about everyone, but no one has had it tougher than the people responsible for administering elections and counting votes.
The combination of a pandemic, new voting rules and an intensely heated campaign put tremendous pressure on county and local governments. In some parts of the nation election workers have received death threats.
So much of the focus has been on mail-in votes, but administering the traditional polls was a tremendous challenge as well.
We salute the many people who agreed to put aside pandemic concerns and work a long day at voting precincts.
The people who toiled on the election in our region deserve credit for their hard work in getting us through this historic campaign.