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Ensuring Fair Elections Topic For AAUW Session
donna linder

Love it or hate it – campaign season is here again and who better to inform voters about the fairness of the election process in Stanislaus County than Donna Linder, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters. Having personally worked on 49 elections over the past 19 years of her career, Ms. Linder is unquestionably qualified to talk on the topic of “Ensuring Fair Elections” – and she will do just that when she addresses a joint meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon and Turlock-Modesto Branches on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m.

When it comes to the importance of voting, perhaps the most basic act of citizenship, Ms. Linder says: “Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office diligently works to ensure the integrity and security of each election is maintained. Our office works tirelessly to count every eligible vote. Since 2010 the average turnout for a midterm election has been only 53 percent. That means only half the voters in our county decide who makes our local, state, and national laws and policies. Your vote really does make a difference, so please vote in the November 8 Election.”

First elected Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters in June 2018 and re-elected in June this year, Linder has worked in every unit of the Clerk Recorder Department from entry level all the way through management. She was born in Turlock and has lived in Modesto since her teens. After graduating from Beyer High School and Modesto Junior College, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ashford University.

Prospective members are invited to attend this onsite/online meeting. Attendees to “in person” meetings must be fully vaccinated. Email Teri Curtis, for location or Zoom information.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Its nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Learn more at Branch information is at or by emailing the branch at Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW.