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Long County gets new chief registrar
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Long County Probate Judge Marie Middleton swears in Jimmy Durrence as the chief registrar. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — Jimmy Durrence was sworn in as the new Long County chief registrar on Feb. 12 by Probate Judge Marie Middleton in a brief ceremony at the courthouse.
Durrence had been a deputy registrar for the county since November. He now heads up the registrars office, and joins deputy registrars Deeotha Johnson and Casey Brady.
According to Durrence, the office is still short two positions.
“We still will be hiring a deputy registrar-clerk, which will be a full-time position, and then another part-time deputy registrar in the future,” he said.
The full-time staff consists of the chief, a deputy and the clerk. And there are two part-time deputies used as needed.
The office oversees registering voters, along with determining voter eligibility. A person can register to vote in the county by either coming into the office or through the mail.
According to the new chief registrar, his office will conduct voter drives to register more people to vote.
“It’s our job to get as many people as we can in the county to register to vote, and then to come out and vote during our elections,” Durrence said.
He added, “We also want to get the message out of the importance of the people coming out and voting and stress that it is a right, but also a responsibility.”
The office is open Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., phone 545-2234.
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