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Clay County Auditor Carri Crum Appointed to Serve on US EAC Standards Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 9, 2018

CONTACT: Kristin Gabriel at (605) 773-3537 or Kristin.Gabriel@state.sd.us

PIERRE, S.D. – Clay County Auditor Carri Crum has been named the newest member of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board, filling the vacancy of Jerry Schwarting of Mellette County, who resigned at the beginning of the month due to retirement. 

The U.S. EAC Standard Board is made up of 110 members of local and state level election officials representing the 55 states and territories. The Standards Board assists the EAC in carrying out its mandates under the law.

“I want to thank Clay County Auditor Carri Crum for agreeing to serve on the United States Election Assistance Commissions Standards Board,” said Secretary of State Shantel Krebs. “It is imperative to have strong representation for our state on the national level and I know Carri will be that voice for all local election officials in South Dakota.”

Crum is a current board member on the South Dakota State Board of Elections and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Clay County Local Emergency Planning Committee. She also is a member of the Clay-Union Point of Dispensing Committee and the Clay County Safety Board, and serves as a local Girl Scouts troop leader. Crum previously served on the South Dakota Association of County Officials Continuing Education Committee.

“I am very honored to have been given the opportunity to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Standards Board,” stated Crum. “It brings me a great sense of pride to represent South Dakota at the national level.”

Crum is originally from Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to South Dakota in 2003. She and her husband have three children. Crum has been with the Clay County Auditor’s Office since 2004, beginning as a Deputy Auditor and has now served as Auditor for over four years.


For more information about the U.S. EAC Standards Board, visit https://www.eac.gov/about/standards-board/