Election cybersecurity just one focus of new Bond County Clerk Sybert
Variety is what Bond County Clerk and Recorder Meg Sybert says she loves most about her job.
"There really isn't any routine," Sybert, victorious in the last general election in November 2018, told South Central Reporter. "We handle so many different functions in the Clerk/Recorder's office that each day is unique."
Sybert has previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank and as an office manager and paralegal in a local law office, both for 13 years.
"I was an election judge for several years and I worked closely with the Recorder's office as the office manager of the law office," she said. "I was looking for a way to give back to my community and public service, specifically in the County Clerk and Recorder's office, was a nice fit."
As she settles into her new position, Sybert has several goals set for herself.
"My focus is on automation and cybersecurity," she said. "I love technology but only when it makes sense. Ensuring election cybersecurity is a top priority for all county clerks and I'm no exception."
Sybert has already been working hard to make operations run more efficiently and securely.
"There are many processes that I've automated during my time in office and I will continue to streamline to provide quality customer service," she noted.
Sybert hopes that she will make a big impact in local government and wants to see a reflection of her efforts through voter turnout.
"I would love to see voter turnout continue to rise," she said. "With vote-by-mail and early-vote options now easily accessible, there is no reason for registered voters not to vote. Voting is our voice in our community."