More election news as The State Board of Elections on Tuesday appointed four members to all 100 county boards of elections. As the press release on the matter said, this is “the latest class of elections officials working to administer and safeguard elections.”
Executive Director of the State Board, Karen Brinson Bell, said in the release, “We are happy to welcome new members to North Carolina’s elections team. Together, we will continue to ensure that our elections are accessible, safe, and secure, and that every eligible vote counts.”
State chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties recommended three registered voters in each county, and the State Board appointed two of the three for each party.
Republicans Catherine Clodfelter and Susan Floyd were appointed for Vance County as were Democrats James Baines and Lee Faulkner.
The Republican column in Granville County shows Kay Wiggins and Donna Parham appointed along with Sharyn Alvarez and Elizabeth Torres-Evans appointed in the Democrat column.
For Warren County, Republicans Betty Mazor and Dominic Taranto plus Democrats James Roberts and Henry Durham were appointed.
Franklin County appointees included Republicans Harry Barrick and Angela Pearce and Democrats Mary Gill and Barry Gupton.
The appointments are contingent on the nominee having a proper application and agreeing not to engage in prohibited political speech while on the board.
State statute requires that every two years the State Board must appoint four members, two from each leading party to the county boards with the Governor appointing the fifth member.
These new appointed nominees have terms that expire in July of 2023.