The Cherokee County Board of Elections voted unanimously July 2 to terminate Supervisor of Elections and Voter Registration Janet Munda. Munda has headed the department for 10 years, said Board of Elections Chairman Randy Gravley.
After the vote at the special called meeting, which followed a half-hour executive session, Gravley said election board members would have no further comment because the situation involved a personnel issue as well as “an active criminal investigation” regarding Munda.
Sheriff Roger Garrison confirmed to the Ledger-News that an investigation is under way regarding “potential unauthorized use of a county purchasing card.”
Garrison said the Board of Elections had brought forth some concerns regarding use of the card to County Manager Jerry Cooper, and Cooper and the Board of Elections requested a Sheriff’s Office investigation.
“We have informed the Board of Elections of our preliminary findings, but we are continuing to investigate,” Garrison said. “We still need to interview several people and examine historical data to determine what the potential might have been for illegal use.”