County creates new elections post

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners voted at their Dec. 8 meeting to create a new county office of elections administrator, which they had been planning for some time. The court also appointed a new member to the Old Fort Parker board, heard the Fairgrounds and Safety reports; and talked about how to get the railroad to move a train that has been blocking Groesbeck streets for about a week.
County Judge Daniel Burkeen summarized for the court the change in responsibility across departments that will occur by creating the new elections administrator position.
“It takes the elections responsibility from the County Clerk’s Office and the voter registration responsibility from the Tax Assessor’s Office and puts it in a new office of County Elections Administrator, which we had budgeted to begin effective Jan. 1, 2015,” Burkeen said.
The Elections Board will meet to hire someone to fill the position, he said. That board consists of Burkeen, County Clerk Peggy Beck, Tax Assessor-Collector Stacy Hall, County Democrat Party Chair Adam Collett and County Republican Party Chair Lance Phillips.

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