For Immediate Release

July 31, 2019

 

Citizens Encouraged to Apply for Board of Elections Board Vacancy

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – The Rockdale County Board of Elections and Registration is looking for a new at-large board member who will also serve as its board chair.

The board is comprised of three members with two partisan members from each political party who then appoint a third at-large member. The newly-selected at-large board member will serve a two-year term ending June 30, 2021.

Board member responsibilities include the oversight of County elections, discussion of and decisions pertaining to election policies and ongoing communication with the public. Board members are not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Elections Office or in administrative decisions. Georgia Election Code 21-2-70 provides for the powers and duties of the Board of Elections and Registration.

Applicants must be a registered voter and resident of Rockdale County, not hold or be a candidate for any elective office in any level of government during their board term and be available to attend regular monthly board meetings.

Additional criteria require that applicants do not serve as a treasurer or campaign manager for any candidate seeking elective office or have an affiliation with or hold any level of office with any political party.

Application packets are available on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration web page or in person at the Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office, 1261 Commercial Drive SW Suite B Conyers, GA 30094.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 9. To complete an application online for the board seat, please visit www.rockdalecountyga.gov and look for the link on the “Board of Elections & Voter Registration” page under the County Departments menu.

For questions, contact Cynthia Willingham at 770-278-7333 or cynthia.willingham@rockdalecountyga.gov.

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