The Glynn County Board of Elections is in the market for a new supervisor of elections and registration.
The board accepted supervisor Tina Edwards’ resignation Monday at a special called meeting.
Edwards handed in her letter of resignation last Wednesday, which was to be effective Aug. 12. The board decided to go ahead and let her go, however. Assistant supervisor Monica Couch was appointed to be the interim supervisor until a replacement can be found. Edwards will be compensated until Aug. 12.
After discussing personnel issues in a closed session, board member Patricia Gibson made a motion to “accept the resignation of Mrs. Edwards, with regret,” before board chairman Ruby Robinson requested that Edwards turn in her keys at the end of the work day.
Edwards has worked for the board of elections since 2005, when she was hired as the assistant supervisor of elections and registration. She was promoted to supervisor in 2014 after the resignation of her predecessor. She worked through the 2016 general election, saying the turnout for that election was possibly the highest she had seen in Glynn County.
“I’ve gone as far as I can go with (the board of) elections,” Edwards said. “I resigned and I will look for new opportunities.”
All members of the board wished her luck on her future endeavors.
“She has our blessing, and we wish her well,” Robinson said.
In other business, the board discussed their personnel policy and how to improve it. Board member Sandy Dean said the policy was confusing, and at times it wasn’t clear when a county employee became a board of elections employee.
In order to clarify the rules, Robinson proposed they have a retreat to hash it out further. She said she had already requested a reservation for a room at the Casino on St. Simons Island for the purpose, but did not yet have a date set.
County attorney Aaron Mumford said he could clarify the policy, but the board members said it would be better to change them in writing so they didn’t have to be clarified.
The next meeting of the Glynn County Board of Elections will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the Office Park Building, 1815 Gloucester St. in Brunswick.