Board of Elections & Voter Registration

Our mission is to ensure every eligible citizen has the opportunity to register to vote; participate in fair, honest and impartial elections; and have the assurance that their vote will count. We strive to serve the citizens of Oconee County with excellence and integrity in securing the basic foundation of democracy. We uphold transparency and accuracy of the voting process; every vote matters, every vote counts.

The board of elections and voter registration is responsible for conducting all county, state, and federal elections that are held in Oconee County. The board is also responsible for the municipal elections of Seneca, Walhalla, West Union and Westminster.

The five-member board is appointed by the governor upon the recommendation of the Oconee county legislative delegation. An executive director is appointed by the board to oversee the day-to-day operations of the board of elections and voter registration office.

The board meets at the Voter Registration and Elections office located at 415 S Pine Street in Council Chambers at 10:00 am unless posted otherwise.

2024 Board Meetings:
January 11 – Regular Board Meeting
February 8 – Certification of Democratic Presidential Preference Primary
February 29 – Certification of Republican Presidential Preference Primary
April 11 – Regular Board Meeting
June 13 – Certification of Statewide Primaries
July 11 – Regular Board Meeting
November 8 – Certification of General Election
November 14 – Regular Board Meeting

Board Members:

Edna P. Reid

Jeni Larsen

Janice Matheson Holbrooks


Jim Murray (Chairperson)

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.