Bladen elections director leaves job
Local director leaves post, board chair says, as part of a previously planned retirement unrelated to ongoing irregularities investigation.Posted — Updated
Bladen County Board of Elections Chairman Bobby Ludlum said Shaw did not resign but simply took a month's vacation and sick leave ahead of her planned end-of-the-year retirement. Her last day was Thursday, Ludlum said.
It's unclear whether Shaw leaving her job will affect the state's investigation. A board spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the move apparently took state board members and staff by surprise.
Ludlum said it shouldn't have any effect.
"It's all in the hands of the state board," he said of the investigation.
Ludlum said Shaw's deputy will fill in for now, and the local board will appoint an interim director after Shaw's official retirement.
He declined to provide a personal phone number for Shaw.
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