Stephens County Deputy Registrar assumes office duties of Registrar as Gober Resigns

Stephens County Deputy Registrar April Roberts will assume the office duties of Registrar in the Stephens County Registrar’s Office following Stephens County Registrar Eureka Gober’s recent resignation.

On Tuesday, the Stephens County Board of Commissioners met in executive session to accept Gober’s request to resign.

According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers the County must follow a local act that spells out how the Registrar is appointed.

Until all formalities are sorted, Ayers says Roberts will assume the office duties.

Stephens County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Michelle Ivester says the board accepted Gober’s resignation on Tuesday and looks forward to working with the Registrar’s Office as they begin their search for a new Registrar.

In an email to WNEG, Ayers said during the executive session the board made three motions.

The first motion was to accept Gober’s letter of resignation effective January 15, 2021.

The second motion was to enter into a Separation and Release Agreement with Gober.

And the final motion was to authorize staff to coordinate with the Board of Elections and Registrations and the Chief Superior Court Judge to begin the process of appointing a new Chief Registrar until the unexpired term of Gober ends on December 31, 2022.

The three motions were approved unanimously.

As WNEG News reported Tuesday, Gober recommended Roberts be named Chief Registrar in her departure.

WNEG News will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.