County Clerk Renea Vitto Seeks Re-election
Tom Morton, Townsquare Media
Natrona County Clerk Renea Vitto once thought two four-year terms would be enough to reach her goals as the gatekeeper for property records, marriage licenses, the county's budget, elections and other duties.
But the Republican Vitto is running for her party's nomination in the August primary and the November general election, she said.
"I will be seeking a third term in the upcoming election," she said. "Since being first elected, providing the best service to the citizens of Natrona County has been my priority."
Vitto has two major project she would like to accomplish, given the funding is forthcoming, she said.
"One is preserving the historic records of the county clerks' office and making sure that we have all of them in one neat, safe place," she said.
That means digitizing everything in print from the first deeds recorded in the oldest paper documents to converting microfilm to digital formats, Vitto said.
The project, also a mandate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, would enable county government and the citizens to get on with their lives even if a storm demolished the old courthouse, she said. "I'm going to be able to find everyone's deed to their home for them."
Vitto also wants to improve polling place access, she said."They are (adequate) now, but we are hearing now that handicapped voters, people that just are aging and having difficulty with the voting process and how to get into polling places isn't as easy as we always think it is."