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Moritz Running for Re-election

Roxanna Moritz

Now serving her third term as Scott County Auditor, Roxanna Moritz would like to serve a fourth. This week, she announced plans to run again for the job she's held since 2008.

Moritz says the most important change during the past 12 years has been technology and cyber-security. When she started, all records were on paper, especially for elections. Then starting in 2010, it all began moving to computers.

"Because on the back end we were having to take all of that documentation for 90,000 people that were voting. Each piece of paper then had to be logged into a system, where with the e-pollbook and technology we were able to just take a thumb drive out, and put it into another computer and upload."

So now what used to take four to five weeks to complete, can be finished in four to five hours.

Hoping to bolster security, Iowa and 12 other states now participate in a program called Vote Shield to make sure registration records are protected.

"We look at it and that way we can kind of look at any anomalies that might be happening, like voter registration peaking or voter registration falling off, or lots of absentees coming on."

And along with her focus on election security, Moritz says she's found cost effective ways to locate polling sites and deliver other services.

The Iowa primary election will be held on June 2nd, with the general election in November.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.