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Bunker says the overturning of a recent school board election is just the most recent in a series of election problems. Bunker says the overturning of a recent school board election is just the most recent in a series of election problems.
Last August, a state audit revealed that "poor judgment and mistakes" were what caused an early voting debacle. Last August, a state audit revealed that "poor judgment and mistakes" were what caused an early voting debacle.

(WMC-TV) - Several county commissioners spoke out against Shelby County Administrator of Elections Rich Holden. In fact, some think he should be removed from office.

"His unsatisfactory job performance, lack of a response, or timely response to audits, findings in audits," said Commissioner Wyatt Bunker.

Bunker says the overturning of a recent school board election is just the most recent in a series of election problems.

"I believe its all important that we stand up and call a spade a spade. If someone is doing a poor job, they need to move on," Bunker said.

Last August, a state audit revealed that "poor judgment and mistakes" were what caused an early voting debacle.

More than 3,000 voters got the wrong ballot.

Administrator Holden was placed on a three-day unpaid suspension.

Now, county commissioners would like to see him gone for good.

"If you deal with the facts and facts only, there's no reason for you not to vote for Mr. Holden not to be held accountable for his actions," said commissioner Sidney Chism.

That no confidence vote will go before the full county commission Monday.

Administrator of Elections Rich Holden was not at Wednesday's committee meeting. Action News 5 could not reach him by phone.

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