ITD network facilitates smooth election
Idahoans from Priest River to Preston, from Island Park to Murphy followed results of the 2008 general election through local media. They received regular updates on the Presidential and Congressional races, state legislative races and local issues.
What they didn’t see, however, was the information network that connected offices in all 44 counties with the Secretary of State’s office in Boise. Results from balloting throughout the state passed through ITD’s communication network.
That network is accustomed to multi-tasking, explains Jon Pope, manager of ITD’s Enterprise Technology Services. The network carries information related to driver’s licenses and vehicle registration/titles to the Division of Motor Vehicles from county sheriff’s and assessors’ offices statewide. It also is an information carrier for a number of other statewide applications, including law enforcement and the Bureau of Homeland Security.
Gary Snyder, director of the Secretary of State’s Information Systems Division, recently complimented ITD’s Kathryn Romano and her staff for their part in the election, including voter registration and the exchange of election results.
“I just wanted to let you know how much the Office of the Secretary of State appreciates the cooperation and support provided during this 2008 General Election,” Snyder wrote. “It is the dedicated service contributed by you and the ITD network staff that helped make this election a complete success.”