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Posts tagged ‘Sharon Drayer’
Posted: June 12th, 2013

There’s been a changing of the guard at the Erie County Election Office.

Election office supervisor  Sharon Drayer, 57, has retired after serving for 30 years -  20 full time and 10 part time.

Sharon Drayer/File photo

Sharon Drayer/File photo

The new supervisor is Kim DeLand, who had been legislative assistant for former state Rep. John Hornaman, of Millcreek, from March 2007 through November 2012.

DeLand has worked in the office since March 7, when she began as election coordinator during the transition period.

The office is taking a hit in experience. Besides Drayer’s departure, longtime election worker Judy Czarkowski retired June 7.

But DeLand said she is up for the challenge of leading the office, with help from the staff.

“They do a lot of hard work … to make it go smoothly,” DeLand said.

The office includes two full-time staffers, senior election clerk Patty Messenger and election clerk Tonia Wilt. Czarkowski’s job will be filled, too, she said.

– John Guerriero


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Posted: May 6th, 2013

Three people were honored at the Erie County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson and Jackson dinner.

The award recipients Friday included Judi Roth,  2012 committeewoman of the year, and Robert Merski Jr., 2012 committeeman of the year. Merski is an Erie city councilman.

Erie County Election Office Supervisor Sharon Drayer, who is retiring after the May 21 primary, was honored for more than 20 years of exceptional service, said Bill Cole, the party’s chairman. Drayer is retiring May 24.

Drayer said she couldn’t attend the event  due to a prior commitment.

– John Guerriero

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Posted: October 26th, 2012

You know that Election Day is getting closer.

The Erie County Election Office has conducted a test of the ballot software for the Nov. 6 election.

And there’s good news to report: The testing showed 100 percent accuracy, said Sharon Drayer, Erie County Election Office supervisor.

Test votes were cast for every candidate on the ballot, in every voting district in the county, in the same pattern, the office said in a statement.

The test votes were cleared from personal electronic ballots and voting machines after the testing.

– John Guerriero


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