WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The director of Luzerne County Bureau of Elections stepped down just a few weeks ahead of the November election.
Acting Luzerne County Manager Romilda Crocamo confirmed Bob Morgan submitted his resignation Monday. Morgan’s last day will be October 8th. Crocamo says he is pursuing another employment opportunity.
This comes as we are just over a month away from the 2021 General Election in November. Polls open in Luzerne County on Tuesday, November 2nd at 7 a.m.
Morgan was hired in March 2021. He previously served as Matthew Cartwright’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
Former Luzerne County Manager David Pedri said Morgan was previously responsible for the management of four congressional district offices and oversaw a number of projects.
Just last week, Dave Parsnik also resigned. Parsnik was Luzerne County Director of Operations, which also helps oversee the county bureau of elections.
This all comes after concerns were raised during last year’s election, prompting a special elections committee inquiry into the Luzerne County Bureau of Elections. The committee found major flaws in the operations of the Luzerne County Election Bureau such as lack of training, poor communications and planning.