Gov. Phil Murphy nominated Atlantic County Democratic Vice Chair Audrey Miles on Monday to serve as Deputy Superintendent of Elections.
Last year, Murphy renominated Superintendent of Elections Maureen Bugdon, a Republican, to another five-year term.
The deputy post was created late last year to provide partisan balance in the administration of elections and to help with added responsibilities, including early voting and an increased use of vote-by-mail ballots.
If Miles in confirmed by the State Senate, it will create an open seat on the Atlantic County Board of Elections and necessitate the election of a new vice chair when the party reorganizes in June.
“I have been speaking with the Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections as there is a need to get the Deputy position filled,” said State Sen. Vince Polistina (R-Egg Harbor Township). “I expect that I will sign off on Audrey Miles to be the Deputy and look forward to speaking with her directly about the position.”
Miles is a former Brigantine Democratic municipal chair.