Office closed with no certified staff available
The elections office on Pioneer Road closed Monday. An emergency called meeting of the elections board may determine when it reopens.
Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts, an almost 20-year employee of county government, resigned Friday saying she is being unfairly blamed for problems with voting last November and that efforts to reorganize the board are mostly political.
Her abrupt departure, coupled with medical leave for the office’s second employee, has forced the office to temporarily close. The current election board, running shorthanded and only in power until the end of June, is expected to hold an emergency called meeting this week and take guidance from the secretary of state’s office. Technically, only certified election workers can do many of the tasks in the office.
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