Glover appointed to state boards of registrars study

Published 12:43 am Saturday, March 26, 2016

Andalusia’s Sammy Glover was recently appointed to a committee studying the practices of the state’s boards of registrars.

Glover, who served on the Covington County Board of Registrars for 16 years before retiring in September, said the committee is studying things such as qualifications to be on boards of registrars, and compensations, among other issues.

“There is not consistency throughout the state,” Glover said.

The committee is working to help draft legislation to make things more consistent statewide.

“It’s never been done before,” Glover said.

The plans are to draft the legislation to change the constitution in 2017 and 2018, and make it effective in 2019, he said.

Through the committee, each entity involved in the election process from the probate offices to the county commission and everything in between will be able to give feedback.

There are 17 members on the committee ranging from boards of registrars, county commissioners, circuit clerks, probate judges, legislators and Secretary of State John Merrill.

“My office is organizing a year-long study to evaluate and recommend changes to the current system in which boards of registrars are appointed, supervised, compensated, disciplined, and in which registrars are authorized to perform their assigned duties,” Merrill said.

Glover said anyone with suggestions is asked to contact the secretary of state’s office.