The board of elections has approved Andrea Carroll as the new director, replacing Janet Leahy who is retiring Dec. 31.
Leahy, who has served as director for 12 years, is to serve as deputy director of the board Carroll's former position until her retirement goes into effect.
The board is looking for a replacement for the deputy director position, and there are four candidates being considered, board member Charles Knight said. The four candidates are to speak tonight at a Republican executive committee meeting at the library. The committee is to vote on its recommendation on which candidate should be the next deputy director.
The board is not required to select the recommended candidate, Knight said. It is to meet Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in the grand jury room at the prosecutor's office to interview the candidates.
Knight, a Republican, will serve as chairman of the board of elections, now that Carroll, a Democrat, is director.