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Barry Smith Nov. 27th, 2015
Elections Board Chairman Stepping Down
By: Barry Smith

RALEIGH Josh Howard, the chairman of the State Board of Elections, has announced that he will step down effective Jan. 1, 2016. He made the announcement Tuesday during a board meeting. Howard told Carolina Journal he was stepping down because the unpaid job was taking about 20 hours weekly, and he wanted to manage his health better, saying his cholesterol levels had been rising to uncomfortable levels.