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Posted Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Pittsboro, NC - The North Carolina Association of Directors of Elections (NCADE) elected new statewide officers at their recent conference in Forsyth County, which included electing Chatham County’s Elections Director Dawn Stumpf as its president for 2015-17.
According to Stumpf, “The NCADE was established to increase the proficiency of the directors of elections and staff in each county and to enhance the professionalism and improve the management practices and procedures in administering the elections process.”
Stumpf added that substantial changes in election processes are coming this next year due to changes in state laws and requirements and we want each county to be ready to face this challenge.”
Other officers elected are: Tonya Burnette of Granville County, first vice president; Carla Strickland of Columbus County , secretary; Rose Whitehurst of Onslow County, treasurer; Karen Lawrence of Polk County, honors; and Carol Soles from Cabarrus County, historian. All newly-elected NCADE officers will serve a two-year term until 2017.
“Gearing Up for 2016” was the theme of the three-day conference that included educational sessions, networking opportunities and group participation. The conference attracted over 350 elections professionals from 100 North Carolina counties.
The North Carolina Association of Directors of Elections was established in 1967 as a professional association dedicated to continuing education and improving the electoral process in North Carolina and the nation.
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