Governor’s office taking applications for Indian River County elections post

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Applications are now being accepted for the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections post following current elections chief Kay Clem’s resignation.

While Clem is recommending that her Assistant Supervisor of Elections Leslie Swan be appointed to the position, qualified residents can apply for the job. “The Governor’s Appointments Office is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving and will make an appointment after careful review and interviews with the applicants,” said Gov. Crist’s Press Secretary Sterling Ivey in an e-mail to VeroNews.com.

As of yet, the office has not received any applications, Ivey said.

Crist could make the appointment before the end of the year if enough applicants come forward, according to Ivey.

“Generally we like to have at least 8-10 applications on file before interviewing candidates,” Ivey said.

If not enough viable candidates step forward, the task of naming a replacement could fall to Gov.-elect Rick Scott, who takes office in January.

The application can be found at the following link from the Governor’s website:

http://www.flgov.com/pdfs/appoint_questionnaire.pdf

Applicants are encouraged to print the questionnaire, fill it out and mail back to:

Governor’s Appointments OfficeThe Capitol Building, 7th Floor, Suite 705Tallahassee FL 32399-0001

Those with questions about the requirements or the application can call (850) 488-2183.

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