Frederick County’s Election Director To Retire

It becomes effective September 1st.










Stuart  Harvey



Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County Election Director Stuart Harvey is retiring. The county says Harvey’s retirement is effective September 1st.

“it’s been a long and fascinating career, but now it’s time to take a moment, and see what’s next on the horizon,” Harvey said in a statement.

He started his election career in Montgomery County in 1990 when voters still used punch cards to cast their ballots. When Harvey came to Frederick County in July, 2002, he make sure election results were posted on the county’s website

The county lists his other accomplishments as provisional voting, a statewide voter registration system, electronic pollbooks, an electronic campaign finance system, optical scan voting and ballot making devices, vote by mail election and permanent absentee ballot voting.

“There are so many things to reflect on, and I am extremely grateful to my Board for the consistent support they have given me  and the election office staff or the past 19 years,” says Harvey.

Barbara Wagner has taken over as interim Election Director Effective July 7th.

The County Board of Elections is responsible for hiring a new election director.

Harvey will begin a leave of absence on July 8th.



By Kevin McManus