Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Shake-ups in county election offices

Three county election offices are undergoing personnel changes just weeks before the June Primary election. Elaine Ginnold is leaving her position as Alameda County's Acting Registrar of Voters May 12 to become the new registrar for Marin County, according to this article in today's Oakland Tribune, and this article in the Marin Independent Journal. Marin recently created a new registrar of voters position after Michael Smith, who has served in that position as well as several others suggested the county break out the election duties from his position and create a new one.

In addition, longtime Monterey County registrar Tony Anchundo recently resigned from his position shortly before it was announced that he is being investigated by the District Attorney, according to this article by Larry Parsons in the Monterey Herald. Today's Salinas Californian features this article by Ria Megnin providing more details of the investigation, which is focused on nearly $25,000 in questionable purchases Mr. Anchundo made on his county credit card.

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