Elaine Barnes has been appointed as the new director of the Yadkin County Board of Elections. Barnes was previously the assistant director and has 10 years of elections experience.
Beginning as temporary part-time in Surry County and accepting a position with Yadkin in 2012, Barnes was recently certified after completing required training and passing the state exam.
Also joining the Board of Elections as assistant director will be Lauren Anderson.
Former Elections Director Janet Choplin retired last month after serving in the role for 20 years.