POMEROY — A re-organizational meeting of the Meigs County Board of Elections was held Wednesday, as required by the State Attorney General’s office.
The meeting coincided with the retirement of director Becky Johnston on Feb. 29, which left a vacancy on the board.
Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a board of elections office. The four-person board governs each BOE and consists of two members from each political party. The director and deputy director are required to be from different parties, and the chairman of the BOE must be a member of a party other than the director.
Republican Megan Lee, who has held the position of deputy director since 2012, was named director during the reorganization meeting. Lee has worked in the board office during the 2008 election and full time since she was hired as a clerk in 2011.
“I am very excited to assume this role, ” Lee said. “I worked in the office during college during the 2008 election and got to know the job.”
Prior to coming to work at the Board of Elections, Lee was employed in the grants office. While working there, she was invited by Johnson to apply for the position of clerk.
“I decided to apply and was hired,” Lee said, “and I have enjoyed my time in this office. I look forward to serving the people of Meigs as director.”
Democrat Angie Robson, who held the position of clerk, was voted deputy director.
Democrat Charlie Williams was named chairman of the BOE and Democrat Rita Slavin, Republican Jimmy Stewart and Republican David Fox make up the rest of the board.
Meigs County Board of Elections, located in the Meigs County Annex on Mulberry Heights in Pomeroy, has early voting dates and times for registered voters now through March 12: Thursday, March 3, Friday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday March 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Monday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To receive an absentee ballot, stop by the BOE or request one by mail by calling 740-992-2697.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.