WASHINGTON D.C., DC — Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons spoke before Congress Thursday morning.
Lyons testified before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration’s Subcommittee on Elections.
At the hearing, titled "2022 Midterms Look Back Series: Election Observe Access", Lyons shared her experience in administering elections and discussed the critical role that poll challengers play in ensuring secure, transparent, fair and accurate elections.
"Poll challengers play a vital role in our election process when they're properly trained. Poll challengers ensure accountability and are an important check and balance in our elections," Posthumus Lyons said. "Because I value transparency and promote it. I welcome and encourage the involvement and observation of every citizen in their election, whether they serve as an election inspector or a poll challenger, or just simply cast their vote."
Lyons has served as the Kent County Clerk since 2017. Before that, Lyons served three terms in the Michigan House of Representatives where she chaired the House Elections & Ethics committee.
The full live stream of the hearing can be found on the committee's YouTube channel.
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