WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Elections Director Bonnie Williams is stepping down. Williams announced her resignation just months after she was under the microscope for mistakes made by the board of elections in November.
A county spokesman says Williams turned in her two-week notice Friday.
The county’s election board admitted it sent the wrong ballots to two precincts and not enough ballots to a third in the last election.
State Rep. Carolyn Justice was affected by the mistakes and called for an inquiry from the executive director of the state Board of Elections.
“The errors happened inside the Board of Elections before the ballots ever got there,” Justice said. “That’s what he was going to go through. He was going to follow that through and discover where it happened and what was done. I don’t know if this is the outcome of his investigation, but I do think something has evidently occurred.”
Now it’s up to the New Hanover County Board of Elections to name an interim director or hire a new director.