Florence Arnold Armstrong
4445 Highway 258 S /P. O. Box 296 Tarboro, NC *252-823-5726 Cell : 252-813-6942 *firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Edgecombe County Democratic Executive Committee
From: Florence Arnold Armstrong
Date: May 17, 2017
Subj: Board of Elections Membership
This is notification of my desire to continue serving on the Edgecombe County Board of Elections. I don’t take this appointment lightly and I am honored to represent you all the citizens of this great county.
Some of my accomplishments on the board include:
· Defending the minority one stop plan at the State Board of Elections Hearing
· Getting the minority stop plan approved by the State Board of Elections.
· Keeping abreast of election law and legislation.
· Attending election conferences.
I am grateful for your support and ask for your continued support and vote on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the executive committee meeting (6:00 pm).
First of all my question should be are you aware that the Edgecombe County Board of Elections have a vacancy because Shelly Willingham has stepped down as the Democratic representative? Willingham filed to run for the office of the House District 23 seat.
The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee must call a meeting to vote to appoint someone to fill the seat. Any Democrat can seek the appointment. See the NC Democratic Party Plan of Organization Section 2.06 County Board of Elections to see how the appointment to be filled. If you have any questions contact the county chair William Solomon or you many contact me.
If you want to seek the appointment do you know that you need to try to contact the folks on the Executive Committee stating your interest. However names can be submitted from the floor during the meeting also.
I am a precinct chair so therefore I am a voting member and my precinct has several votes.
I have been in some discussion with the chair and a couple of folks and I am waiting on the meeting date to be announced so that we can fill the seat as soon as possible. Willingham resigned on Monday. A 7 day notice is in order to call a meeting and I am not aware of a meeting date. Why? Time is of essence because we don’t need the Edgecombe County Board of Elections meeting without a Democratic Representative. The board meets every 3rd Tuesday and they have a meeting this coming Tuesday. It appears that we will have no Democratic Rep. so therefore Democrats need to attend the meeting. I have attended the BOE meetings over the years but I don’t attend them during basketball season because I volunteer videoing high school basketball games. The last game was suppose to be this past Friday but due to the snow, we have about 4 games to make up.
It has been brought to my attention that the Secretary Viola Harris has tendered her resignation. So therefore the party need to meet to replace the Secretary, Board of Elections Representative and so the Precincts can receive the Precinct Packages that has been issued to the County Chairs by the State Executive Committee.
See NC Democratic Party Plan of Organization Section 2.03 Officers of the County Executive Committee to replace the secretary.
I am waiting patiently for a meeting to be called but if the Chair William Solomon does not call one soon, then the County Executive Officers Gladys Shelton, Robert Byrd and Martha Johnson need to call a meeting.