Richmond Electoral Board votes to remove city’s general registrar

Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 10:59 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Electoral Board voted to remove the city’s top election official on Monday.

Councilman Mike Jones says the board voted to remove Richmond’s General Registrar Kirk Showalter during a meeting.

This follows the Democratic Party of Virginia, Richmond City Democratic Committee and now Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney calling for Showalter’s resignation in November.

In November, officials with the Democratic Party of Virginia and Richmond City Democratic Committee sent a letter to Showalter and the Richmond Electoral Board calling for change at the registrar’s office.

Some of the issues they had included issues with complying with FOIA laws and her alleged mishandling of a large COVID-19 outbreak within the Richmond City government.

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