Forsyth elections board sends criminal complaint to state board
The Forsyth County Board of Elections is referring a complaint of criminal conduct to the North Carolina State Board of Elections for further review, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Chairman Ken Raymond read a statement today after the board came out of a closed session.
“This board, upon complaint of criminal conduct related to the election process, discussed a matter in closed session and found probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed,” Raymond read.
The board voted unanimously to refer the matter to the state board for further action, he said.
Afterward he referred questions to the board’s attorney, Lonnie Albright, who said the information was provided by a citizen but declined to provide further details.
Albright said the state board will review the information and would work with the attorney general’s office on any charges.
The Forsyth board also held a closed session to discuss a personnel matter. The board has been conducting a search for a new director and is expected to make a decision soon. The board recessed its meeting just after noon and planned to reconvene at 1 p.m. for another closed session.