Madison County is one of about 50 counties in Georgia not to have an election board.
That may soon change.
The board of commissioners again discussed the potential creation of an election board Oct. 29 and the group will talk about the matter when they meet again Nov. 5, the day prior to the Nov. 6 general election.
Though no action was taken Monday, BOC members seemed to agree that they prefer a three-person board, instead of a five-member group.
They discussed potential ways to form that board. For instance, they seemed to favor having the county registrar, Tracy Dean, serve as chairman of the board.
Dean said she is open to taking on more election responsibilities.
“I would love the opportunity to serve the county in that capacity,” she said.
“I think you’d be the right person,” responded commissioner Mike Youngblood.
Commissioner Dewitt “Pete” Bond proposed that the other two positions be filled by appointments from the county Republican and Democratic parties.
Probate Judge and Election Superintendent Cody Cross has asked the board to consider stripping him of his election superintendent duties. This will include him losing the $323 per month salary supplement he receives for the duty.
The probate judge is an elected post and the person in that position could be responsible for overseeing his own election, a potential conflict of interest.