On Sunday Brenda Snipes, 75, who has held the position of Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections since 2003 announced her resignation. Her resignation comes after she received much criticism for her handling of the 2018 midterm elections in that county.
Snipe’s effective date of resignation is January 1, 2019.
Evelyn Pérez-Verdia, a former communications consultant for Snipes’ office, tweeted early Sunday evening that Snipes had sent her resignation to the state.
“I spoke to one of her key people, who confirmed the resignation letter was sent today,” Pérez-Verdia said on Twitter.
Snipes’ was first appointed as Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2003, to replace the suspended incumbent Miriam Oliphant. Subsequently, she was elected by Broward voters in 2004, and reelected in every county election since.
It is not known who will succeed Snipes as Supervisor of Elections, but whoever it is will be appointed by incoming governor Ron DeSantis. This appointee will have the responsibility for overseeing the 2020 presidential elections.