EASTON -- A week after he was sworn into office following a controversial election, the new mayor of Snow Hill has dismissed the town's three-member Election Board.
In a letter sent to each board member this week, Mayor Raymond A. Warren said he and the Town Council planned to reorganize the local election process, which officials admitted was flawed during the May 5 election of the mayor and two council members.
Mr. Warren, a newcomer to the town of 2,500, easily defeated his two opponents in the race for the highest elected office in Snow Hill. But the election was marred by discoveries of major discrepancies in the unofficial vote tallies. Residents later charged that voter registration rules had been violated and that proper election practices not followed.