Culpeper County General Registrar Michele White announced on Friday (January 30) that she has accepted the same position in Prince William County. Her start date is Monday, February 2, 2015. White who has served in the Culpeper County Registrarâ??s Office since May 2004 has been General Registrar since 2007.
â??Michele was a tremendous asset to the office and to the community and she will be missed,â? Culpeper County Electoral Board Chair Jan P. Huss said. â??Prince Williamâ??s gain is our loss.â?
During her tenure in Culpeper, White organized 25 elections and implemented new technology including new voting equipment and electronic poll books for checking in voters. She also coordinated the decennial redistricting process which in 2011 included the creation of two new town voting precincts.
White was also responsible for assembling a team of more than 100 Election Officers who serve on Election Day.
â??Micheleâ??s connections to the community enabled her to build a great team of well-trained Election Officers,â? Huss said. â??She also left meticulous records and a great blueprint for how to conduct an election in Culpeper. We will miss her dearly, but the tools are in place to maintain our high level of service to Culpeper voters.â?
By state code, the terms of all General Registrars in Virginia expire July 1, 2015. The Board will conduct a search to fill the five months of Whiteâ??s unexpired term. In the interim, Assistant Registrar Melissa Hart will manage the office and Assistant Registrar James Clements will also be in the office.