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Date: 8/13/2019


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Damon Circosta unanimously selected chair of State Board

The State Board of Elections on Tuesday unanimously selected Damon Circosta as State Board chair.

The 5-0 vote came after State Board Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell swore in Circosta as a member of the State Board. He replaces former Chair Bob Cordle, who recently resigned.

“We have a lot of work to do over the next couple of years to ensure North Carolina voters are confident that our elections are secure,” Circosta said. “I look forward to working with our partners at the state and county levels to conduct successful elections in 2019, 2020 and beyond.”

Circosta previously served on the State Board in 2018. He has served as executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh since 2012. He is also a professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Circosta formerly led the North Carolina Center for Voter Education. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law.





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