Commissioner of Elections
In 1972 the County Auditor was given an additional title of Commissioner
of Elections by the legislature. In addition to federal, state and
county elections, the Commissioner of Elections then assumed the duties
of all city, school, and special elections.
The Commissioner prepares and supervises the printing of ballots and/or
programming of voting machines as well as orders all election supplies.
The Commissioner conducts schools of instructions, according to law,
for all precinct election officials and is responsible for their employment
on election day. The Commissioner also prepares and monitors the processing
of all absentee ballots in order to aid voters who will not be voting
at the polls on election day.
Other duties of the Election Commissioner include:
as Receiving Clerk for nomination papers and public measures
to be placed on the ballot.
- Acting as Clerk of the County Board of Election Canvassers and Special
Custodian of the Election Returns and Records
As Custodian of the Election Returns and
Records, the Commissioner
certifies the results to the state or subdivision involved and issues
certificates of election to the proper persons.
County Registrar of Voters
In 1975 the Auditor became the County
Registrar of Voters with the
implementation of a state-wide voter registration law. The Auditor
is responsible for maintaining the current records of residents desiring
to vote and purging the records of those no longer eligible to vote.
The Auditor is then able to prepare the necessary lists of qualified
voters for each election.