Like it or not, Commissioners Court is going to consider the possibility of creating an appointed elections administrator position.
The Court orders studies as preludes to formally adopting a public policy change. Dick Raycraft, director of management services, was charged with delivering his conclusion to the Court in September, at which time the Court could create the office.
It cannot name its occupant. State law calls for the elections administrator to be appointed by a five-member board — the county judge, county clerk, tax assessor and Democratic and Republican party chairs. [County Judge Ed] Emmett has pledged not to appoint an administrator until early next year.
You know my concerns about this. I just hope that if this goes forward in September, there will be some real opportunities for the public to engage and give its feedback.