Resident calls for Inquiry into Marion Co. Elections Office and for consolidation of local VFDs

By Richard Harris

July 27, 2022

 The Marion County Commission heard a pair of impassioned pleas – one calling for an inquiry and one calling for restructuring of fire departments – from local resident Heather Raulston during its recent monthly meeting.
 Elections Office: Raulston requested that the commissioners conduct an inquiry into the “moral, ethical, and financial backgrounds” of the entire Elections Department.
 This was prompted by the recent revelation that the Elections Office had submitted a pair of invoices for $15,000 each for IT support for the recent General Primary Election and the Runoff Election. As previously reported, the commissioners voted to rescind approval of payment for both invoices, as well as to request that a more affordable solution be found before future elections.
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