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Ysursa receives Bar award for 'impartial and fair handling of Idaho elections'

Idaho State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick presents an award to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa
Idaho State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick presents an award to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has received the “Liberty Bell Award” from the Fourth District Bar Association, presented yesterday by Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick at a “Law Day” celebration. Ysursa was selected for exemplifying the national theme for Law Day this year of “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters.” Burdick praised Ysursa for his “impartial and fair handling of Idaho elections.” Ysursa said the right to vote is under attack around the world, and he is proud that Idaho is one of the least restrictive states for voting, noting that Idahoans can register and vote on Election Day.

Ysursa is retiring this year after three terms as the state’s chief elections officer; prior to that, he served as chief deputy to then-Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa and has been with the office since 1974.




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