Orange County Elections Director Tracy Reams announced her retirement effective Jan. 31, 2018. Reams has been the Orange County Elections Director since January 2008. Staff writer Mattias Miller talked to her about the role she played as Elections Director and her aspirations after her retirement.
The Daily Tar Heel: When did you become Orange County Elections Director and what did this job entail?
Tracy Reams: I became the elections director Jan. 28, 2008. And as far as what it entails, it's pretty much I just oversee and plan all the elections held in Orange County. I make sure that we ensure compliance with all the related laws and procedures. And just work with my board to make sure that I maintain all their legal notices and so forth and just maintain all the duties that they have delegated to me.
DTH: What has been your proudest accomplishment as elections director?
TR: I think it is just my working relationship I have with my prescient officials and my staff and my board members. One of the biggest things that we've done since I've been here has been the addition of new voting equipment. We've done about half a million dollars worth of new voting equipment that the county commissioners supported and financed for so we are really glad that we have up to date equipment.