Fierman resigns from board
By Tara DeRock Mahoney
Senior Staff Writer
Democratic representative Marty Fierman tendered his resignation to the Morgan County Board of Elections and Registration (BER) at their regular meeting last Thursday.
Fierman’s letter was brief and did not give any reason for his decision to leave the board.
“We’re sorry to see you go,” said chairman John Milliken.
“I enjoyed being here,” said Fierman.
The BER is made up of five members, two appointed by the local Democratic party, two appointed by the local Republican party, and one appointed at large by the Morgan County Board of Commissioners. Fierman said the executive committee of the local Democratic party, who were notified of his resignation, expect to have a replacement appointed within two weeks.
In other business, county voter registrar Sue Doorenbos noted that registered voters in four precincts—Apalachee, Bostwick, Buckhead, and Bethany/Springfield—should have received new voter registration cards clarifying whether or not they now report to a new polling station. Precinct lines were adjusted earlier this spring after changes last year left some disgruntled voters passing one polling station to get to another.
BER members noted that the qualification period for candidates for elected office who wish to run as independent begins on June 23; the group also approved the removal of 13 deceased persons from the Morgan County voter roll.