New North Dakota Election Director named

Photo by: Erika White - LinkedIn
Photo by: Erika White - LinkedIn

(Bismarck, ND) -- A new State Election Director is being named.

North Dakota's Secretary of State Michael Howe has chosen Erika White to fill the position for his office.

“Erika brings a wealth of knowledge and experience managing the election process at the county level and has established relationships with our key stakeholders and vendors," said Howe in a statement released to WDAY Radio. "Her background on election issues, the legislative process, and enthusiasm for education on voting processes makes her well-suited to serve as State Election Director."

White most recently served as election manager for Burleigh County. She is a graduate of Bismarck State College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Dickinson State University. She previously worked for Sanford Health and KLJ. White is in the process of earning her Certified Elections Registration Administrator through the National Association of Election Officials and is a graduate of the National Association of Counties High Performance Leadership Academy.

“I am excited for the opportunity to serve North Dakota,” stated White. “I look forward to supporting the team at the Office of the Secretary of State and providing education and training regarding laws, voting processes and best practices to voters, election workers and North Dakota’s 53 counties.”

The election director is a liaison with election administrators, state officials, and stakeholders on election issues. The director is also involved with projects and initiatives to help streamline elections and strengthen security measures.

White will assume the role on April 17th.