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Watson Replaces Dashiell On Board – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 1/18/2021 at 3:10pm

Board member Pamela Dashiell, a Republican, resigned from the Transylvania County Board of Elections on Nov. 30 to pursue other interests, according to a press release from the Board of Elections.

She did a great job while on the board and previously as an Election Day official, the release said.

Sandra E. Watson, a Republican, was appointed by the State Board of Elections on Dec. 18 to fill the vacancy.

She took her oath on Thursday, which was also her first board meeting. Watson has a wealth of experience, with elections, having worked previously as an Election Day chief judge, a One-Stop coordinator, a member of the Multi-partisan Assistance Team (MAT) that assists with absentee ballots in nursing homes, and also as an auditor for sample and hand-to-eye counts, the release said.

Each of North Carolina’s 100 counties has a county board of elections, with five members who are registered voters in that county. The State Board of Elections appoints four members – two Democrats and two Republicans – to each county board of elections. The state chairs of the Republican and Democratic parties recommend three registered voters to the State Board. The State Board chooses two members from each party to serve on each county board. They serve two-year terms. The governor appoints the chair of each county board.

Serving on the Transylvania County board, as well as Watson, are Sara Champion, the chair and a Democrat; Lee McMinn, the secretary and a Democrat; Democrat Michael Wainwright; and Republican David Morrow.

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