Cherokee elections supervisor fired, under investigation
by Michelle Babcock
July 02, 2014 03:20 PM | 3500 views | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CANTON — The Cherokee County Board of Elections voted unanimously at a special called meeting Wednesday to terminate Janet Munda from her appointed position as elections supervisor and voter registrar, effective immediately.

The decision to fire Munda stemmed from an active criminal investigation, Board of Elections Chairman Randy Gravley said in a prepared statement following the vote.

All files related to the matter had been turned over to law enforcement regarding the active criminal investigation, he said. The reason for the investigation was not disclosed at the meeting.

“I would like to make it very, very clear that this termination has nothing to do with any wrongdoing or irregularities regarding voting or election procedures,” Gravley said Wednesday.

Because Munda’s termination is part of an active investigation and it was a personnel matter, Gravley said the board had no further comments.

The board appointed Kim Stancil as the interim supervisor of elections and registration, until a permanent supervisor is appointed, Gravley said.

Munda had been the elections supervisor for 10 years, Gravley said.

Board of Elections member Cindy Castello made the motion to terminate Munda, which was seconded by member Donald Sams.

With all five members present at the special called meeting, the board then unanimously voted to terminate Munda.
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Marky Markleson
July 02, 2014
I wonder what crime she is being investigated for? I guess we'll find out when she's indicted - which is probably a lock, considering the Board fired her. I am sure their attorney would not have advised them to terminate her if it wasn't pretty clear that she was guilty.
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