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Posted at 3:18 PM ET, 07/20/2010

D.C. election board chair resigns

By Washington Post editors

Errol R. Arthur, the chairman of the D.C. Board of Elections, announced Monday that he is resigning effective Aug. 2 to take another job, according to council sources.

Arthur's resignation means there will be two vacancies on the three-member board. Since February 2009, the board has been functioning with just two members. Lorrena Cole, the minority party member of the board, resigned following the 2008 elections and the council and the mayoy have been unable to agree on a replacement.

Recent decisions such as the board not allowing a referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage were decided by only two members.

If replacements to the board are named by Aug. 2, the board could be paralyzed just as the city is implementing its new early voting and same-day registration laws.

-- Tim Craig

By Washington Post editors  | July 20, 2010; 3:18 PM ET
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It's by DESIGN, now believe it or not but this is looking more like a BUSH/GORE election year...WATCH as well as PRAY!

Posted by: lacairaine | July 20, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

C-O-S-I-G-N- Lacairaine! We need to call the Justice Dept NOW!


Posted by: thelildiva4u | July 20, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

A majority of the 50 States have their Boards of Election under the control of its Secretary of State, an elected position, responsible for managing its programs etc.
As the District of Columbia moves to elect its Attorney General, it is also time for us to elect the Secretary of the District of Columbia and move the DC Board under its control.

Posted by: johnklenert | July 20, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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