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October 10, 2006
Contact: Doug Dunbar

Secretary of State Dunlap Honors Livermore Registrar of
Voters with NASS Medallion Award

AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will present the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to Irma Bowles, long-time Registrar of Voters for the Town of Livermore at the Selectmen's meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the Livermore town office.  

The Medallion Award Program recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of the National Association of Secretaries of State within their home State.   Award recipients must have an established record of promoting elections through voter education and participations; civic education, through teaching and promotion; and service to state government relating to the duties of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Irma was nominated by her colleagues in local government for her unwavering dedication to the election process and her commitment to the citizens of Livermore and beyond. She has served as the Registrar for a total of 29 years and has been the familiar and friendly face at the polls for generations of families. She has reached out to many, letting them know how important their vote is and that every vote counts.  

In addition, her civic participation has been and remains remarkable. She has been active in politics her whole life and is an avid Red Sox fan. She’s a charter member of the Livermore/Livermore Falls Historical Society, a member of the Livermore Falls Women’s Club, the Franklin Memorial Auxiliary, the Women’s Literacy Union, and for many years, an active member of the University of Maine Extension. She worked for years with the 4-H, the grange, Eastern Star and numerous other organizations, all while raising her family.

Irma is truly a pillar of pubic service and a deserving beneficiary of the NASS Medallion Award.