The Richland County Election board met a second time behind closed doors Monday, focusing on the lone remaining candidate for the job, Howard Jackson, Orangeburg County elections director.
The board met privately last week, as well.
Board Chairman Allen Dowdy told the State newspaper that the board “had some homework assignments that they’d been given, and that the process was on-going”
Jackson was the focus of a SLED investigation shortly after being appointed elections director in 2008 in a probe over the distribution and collection of absentee ballots. The case was closed after no evidence of criminal wrongdoing was discovered.
Two other finalists for the job dropped out.