ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) – The Albemarle County Electoral Board has selected the current Deputy Registrar Lauren E. Eddy to become the new General Registrar and the Director of Elections.

Richard Jake Washburne is retiring on July 31.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Lauren’s extensive experience and familiarity with Albemarle County elections to take the reins from Jake Washburne,” said Nancy Muir, the Chair of the Electoral Board.

Eddy has served as the Deputy Registrar for 15 out of the 17 years she has worked with the Albemarle  County Voter Registration and Elections Office.

Eddy, a native of Albemarle County, has managed the daily operations of the office.

She has worked extensively with the registrar's office and helped implement recent changes in early in-person voting and no-excuse voting by mail.

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