Amy Wilson is the training coordinator for the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. She has written more than two dozen election courses and classroom trainings for the Colorado Election Official Certification Program, one of the most comprehensive and innovative training programs in the country.
Amy has worked in the field of elections for more than 20 years, including as election director for the State of Utah, where she oversaw HAVA implementation and was a leader in the National Association of State Election Directors. She also worked as the elections manager in Arapahoe County, Colorado, for several years where she helped the county transition from polling place voting to mail ballot voting. Amy has also supervised an election in Kosovo, and observed elections in Belarus, Macedonia, Russia, Georgia, and Albania.
Amy received her BA in political science and Russian from the University of Utah. She also holds a Master of Applied Communication from the University of Denver. Her capstone project, “A Model Pollworker Training Program for Arapahoe County, Colorado,” changed the way hundreds of poll workers were trained for the 2008 presidential election, and has she spent many hours helping counties revise their poll worker training programs.
Amy is the mother of two children. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing the piano and organ, and teaching cooking classes at the local senior center.