For the second time in less than two years, Barrow County is losing its elections supervisor.
Katie Ferm, who has been in the post since March 2010, submitted her resignation Monday and said she is leaving for personal reasons. Her final day is July 29.
Ferm, 32, is following in the footsteps of her former Barrow County supervisor, Kristi Royston, who resigned in December 2009 to become Gwinnett County’s deputy director of Elections and Voter Registration. Ferm will be the elections coordinator in that same office and will report to Royston.
She is leaving her post just after completing the preliminary remapping of Barrow County’s election districts. A public hearing on two proposed maps will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday just before the regular meeting of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners. The BOC is scheduled to take action on the maps that night.
Copies of the maps are available in several locations around the county and also online at www.barrowga.org.