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June 23
Wake Board of Elections Director to Retire

Cherie Poucher, Wake County Board of Elections Director, announced her retirement on Monday, May 4, 2015. Poucher was unanimously appointed to be the Director for the Wake County Board of Elections office in July 1991. Her last day is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

During her 24-year tenure, she has overseen the growth of Wake County from 99 precincts to over 200 in 2015 and from 240,000 registered voters to over 631,000.

Poucher says she will most miss staff and precinct officials.

"I am always the first to say that the trust we have in the office and working Election Day or early voting is what makes me look good," Poucher said.

"I have worked with a number of supervisors of elections over the years," said Jim Hartmann, County Manager. "Cherie was, by far, one of the very best."

Poucher, who has three grandchildren, plans to start off her retirement with some relaxation and fun.

The public is invited to a retirement reception on Monday, June 29, 2015, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Comments will be heard starting at 4 p.m.

Gary Sims, Deputy Director of Elections, will begin serving as Interim Director effective Wednesday, July 1, 2015.





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