Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk won a 2009 Telly Award in the Government Relations category for her election judge training video. The video was produced /directed by Spiegel Associates and videographed/edited by MoonStep Productions, Inc., both based in Joliet. Actors were County Clerk staff and other county employees. The video was entirely paid for with federal grant money.
The Telly Awards, which receives over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and countries around the world, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and online film and video.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be recognized by this prestigious organization for our election judge video, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished,” says Voots. Each Will County election judge who has a DVD player received a copy of the video, which is supplemented by an election judge manual that is given to every judge.
“The purpose of this video is to give election judges a better understanding of the election process and to provide them with a visual, step-by-step reference tool that illustrates many of the situations they will encounter at their polling place on Election Day,” says Voots who added that groups of election judges have gathered informally in homes to view the video together and discuss it. “I am so grateful to all my election judges for the important role they play in the election process, and I try to do everything I can to make their jobs easier so they can better serve the voters of Will County.”
This year’s winners of Telly awards included companies, agencies and organizations of all sizes, including the American Cancer Society, Bass Pro Shops, Discovery Communications Harpo Productions, Nickelodeon and Warner Brothers among others.