North Carolina: Karen Brinson Bell new North Carolina elections director, replaces Kim Strach | Will Doran/Raleigh News & Observer
Kim Strach, who has led the North Carolina Board of Elections since 2013, was dismissed by the board Monday. She will be replaced by Karen Brinson Bell. The vote was split along party lines, with the five-member elections board voting 3-2 in favor of replacing Strach with Brinson Bell. The board’s Democrats voted for Brinson Bell, while the board’s Republicans voted against her. “Our top priorities will be promoting voter confidence in elections and assisting the 100 county boards, the boots on the ground in every election,” Brinson Bell said in a written statement after the vote Monday. “I plan to roll up my sleeves and work with State Board staff to prepare for the important elections ahead.” She will start June 1.Full Article: Karen Brinson Bell new NC elections director, replaces Kim Strach | Raleigh News & Observer.