Elec­tions of­fi­cial’s ouster sought

County Repub­li­can Party cites prob­lems with Jarrell elec­tion.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Claire Os­born cos­born@states­man.com Bar­ron B

ROUND ROCK — Af­ter a Novem­ber elec­tion in which some vot­ers in Jarrell weren’t given proper bal­lots, the Wil­liamson County Repub­li­can Party has is­sued a res­o­lu­tion seek­ing the ouster of county elec­tions ad­min­is­tra­tor Rick Bar­ron.

The res­o­lu­tion re­quests that Wil­liamson County Judge Dan Gat­tis con­vene a meet­ing of the elec­tion com­mis­sion, which has the author­ity to ask for Bar­ron’s res­ig­na­tion. Gat­tis emailed com­mis­sion mem­bers this week, said county spokes­woman Con­nie Wat­son.

Bar­ron de­clined to com­ment.

The com­mis­sion can rec­om­mend Bar­ron’s re­moval only if four of the five mem­bers vote in fa­vor of it. County com­mis­sion­ers make the ul­ti­mate de­ci­sion, Wat­son said.

The mem­bers of the com­mis­sion in­clude Gat­tis, the chairs of the Wil­liamson Demo­cratic and Repub­li­can par­ties, County Clerk Nancy Ris­ter and Tax As­ses­sor-Col­lec­tor Deb­o­rah Hunt.

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