Orange County's five-person Board of Elections was sworn in on Tuesday, July 20, and held its first meeting.
Jamie Cox was appointed Chair by Gov. Roy Cooper, who appoints the chair for all 100 county boards of elections.
The other members of the board--two Democrats and two Republicans--are appointed by the State Board of Elections as recommended by county party chairs. All members serve two-year terms.
After being administered the oath of office by Orange County Clerk of Superior Court Mark Kleinschmidt, the Board organized and unanimously elected Shawnee Seese as Secretary to the Board.