COLUMBIA, SC — Former Richland County elections director Lillian McBride is on track to be offered a $74,600-a-year job as deputy director in a newly reorganized elections and voter registration office.
In that new position, McBride who last week agreed to step out of her $89,124-a-year directors job would stay in the office, overseeing county voter registration efforts and absentee balloting. Thats the job she held 18 months ago before becoming the states highest-paid county elections director and presiding over the most bungled county election in modern state history on Nov. 6.
Wednesday night, the four-member county elections commission, which oversees the elections office, passed resolutions urging incoming interim elections director Jasper Salmond to offer McBride the job at that salary.
In a brief interview afterward, Salmond who assumes his duties Monday said he viewed the commissions recommendations as directives, indicating he would carry out the resolutions.
McBride, who is to step down at the end of this week, declined comment.