Michigan’s elections director has taken on added duties.
Christopher Thomas recently took over as president of the National Association of State Election Directors.
“I look forward to working with my fellow state election directors to share what we learned from the 2012 election and find ways to further improve elections in our states,” Thomas said in a press release from the Michigan Secretary of State‘s office.
Thomas was named elections director in 1981. Before that, he worked for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Federal Elections Commission. He also was chairman from 2006-08 of the Board of Advisers to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
The state’s Bureau of Elections oversees municipal election preparation, helps to train workers and enforces election, campaign-finance and lobbyist disclosure laws, according to the release. The national group promotes open elections and allows for the exchange of ideas between elections directors across the nation.
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