Immokalee Bulletin

Elections Office wins awards

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections office was honored with an Image Award and Judges Award by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association last week.

The awards recognized the office’s outstanding efforts during the fifth annual High School Voter Registration Challenge, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Through planning and coordinating with the Collier County Public Schools, the elections office was able to continue the challenge post-Irma and saw the highest voter registration numbers in the competition’s history – nearly doubling the number of student registrations from the prior year.

In order to qualify for judging, Image Award entries must incorporate sound public relations research and planning and must meet the highest standard of production, implementation and evaluation of results within the means of a budget. An Image Award may be presented to the top-scoring entry in each category if the entry meets predetermined criteria of excellence set by the panel of judges.

“We are extremely honored to have been recognized for our efforts during our annual High School Voter Registration Challenge. I am so proud of my staff for facing the many challenges that Hurricane Irma put our community through and their ability to adapt so we can continue our mission to register voters ahead of the 2018 elections.” – Jennifer J. Edwards, Supervisor of Elections.