The Banks County Board of Commissioners moved forward Tuesday night with a board of elections being appointed to oversee elections.
The BOC approved a resolution to seek local legislation to create a board of elections to oversee elections instead of the probate judge’s office.
“We believe this would better serve the county,” Probate Judge Betty Thomas said. “We also believe that down the road that the secretary of state’s office will require a board of elections.”
Before approving the resolution, the BOC reviewed the proposed resolution, line by line, and made changes. One of the changes was that the board will be comprised of four people and a chairman instead of the proposed two people and a chairman.
“I think this is critical,” commissioner Charles Turk said in making the recommendation that the number of members be increased