MIAMI COUNTY — After less than a month as director of the Miami County Board of Elections, Todd Krueckeberg tendered his resignation on Thursday, June 18. Krueckeberg was hired on May 28. In his letter of resignation, he cited personal reasons as his motivation to leave. His resignation was effective immediately. Krueckeberg was not present at the board’s meeting on Thursday afternoon.
“We only had three applicants the last time,” Board Member Jose Lopez said about their most recent time advertising an opening for a new director. The board will be advertising for a replacement in the Dayton Daily News. Part-time employee Autumn Nicewater will be filling in until a replacement is found.
The board also discussed having the necessary staff on hand to review petitions regarding the legalization of marijuana once the board has received them by July 6. The board will have 10 days, including weekends, to review the petitions before sending them to the secretary of state’s office.
“We have received a lot of registrations from the pot petitions,” Deputy Director Eric Morgan said. The board has not received the petitions yet, but they have received approximately 2,000 registrations.
“About half of them are new registrations and the other half are either change of address or duplicate,” Morgan said. “Our concern is, is with as many registrations as there are, that we’re going to have a lot more petitions than we normally do. So we need to authorize additional staff to help us review the petitions.”
In the past, the board made a motion that only full-time staff could check petitions. On Thursday afternoon, the board approved allowing part-time staff to check petitions as well.
The Miami County Board of Elections’ National Change of Address (NCOA) mailings were also on the agenda on Thursday afternoon. NCOA will be mailed out on June 22, Morgan said. They will be sending out over 13,000 notices. The cost of postage alone will be $13,610.22, according to Morgan.
Morgan stated the Miami County Board of Commissioners has been made aware of this cost.