With the sudden departure of Missoula County Elections Administrator Dayna Causby due to family issues in her home state of North Carolina, county officials have opened the position for those who wish to apply.

Missoula County Chief Administrative Officer, Vickie Zeier made the announcement on Monday.

“The commissioners posted the position last week and they’re doing a nationwide search, just as they did when Dayna applied,” said Zeier. “The position closes on January 24th followed by a series of interviews, possibly some written exercises and then the final interviews with the County Commissioners on February 28th.”

Zeier described the qualifications and experience the county is seeking for the position.

“Of course, we’re looking for someone with elections experience,” she said. “That’s really important since we’re going into the 2020 election, and if they have a degree in Public Administration plus election experience, that would be great.”

Anyone interested in the position should visit the Missoula County website under the Human Resources tab.

Zeier was the elections administrator prior to her promotion to Chief Administrative Officer, followed by Rebecca Connors and then Dayna Causby.

While Connors was the elections administrator, there was an accusation of voter fraud in Missoula County filed by Secretary of State Corey Stapleton.

The upcoming general election in 2020 will decide the next President, a U.S. Senator, and a new member in the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana, and many other state and local offices.