The Oneida County Democratic Committee has nominated Sarah F. Bormann of Vernon for Democratic Election Commissioner.
This nomination comes as the two county election commissioners - Democrat and Republican - have recently resigned on the heels of a lengthy legal challenge to determine the winner of the 22nd congressional race. In the course of legal wrangling and sorting of ballots, issues were highlighted in Oneida County that included uncounted ballots and other Board of Elections administrative issues.
“The issues that came to light at our Board of Elections in the NY-22 race provide a roadmap for changes in policies and procedures that need to take place,” said Mitchell G. Ford, Oneida County Democratic Party chairperson, in a statement. “I believe Sarah Bormann will bring outstanding management and personal skills to this task.”
“I am honored to have been nominated to serve as the next Democratic Election Commissioner for Oneida County,” said Bormann in a statement. “I am fortunate to have been mentored by four outstanding public servants, and I’m excited to bring the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the past twenty years to this important position. I am fully committed to working with and for the community to run fair elections and to rebuild trust in the electoral process.”
The nomination has gone to the Oneida County Legislature for action at their March 10 meeting.