Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration Director Shauna Dozier was recently elected president of Georgia Voter Registration and Elections Officials (GAVREO), which represents 650 elections officials statewide. Dozier was sworn in at the annual meeting on Jekyll Island in February. She is the first Clayton County elections official to hold the position.

“It is an honor to be elected as President of GAVREO,” Dozier told members. “I look forward to serving the great state of Georgia.” In a press release, she said her goal is to maintain GAVREO’s motto: “Integrity, Transparency and Trust.”

Dozier, who has served as vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and on various GAVREO committees and has two decades of experience, holds a bachelor of political science from North Carolina Central University. In 2016, she earned Certified Election/Registration Administrator (CERA) certification from the Election Center/Auburn University, where she serves on the board of directors.

Prior to becoming Clayton County Elections Director, Dozier served as registration chief in Fulton County, assistant supervisor of elections in Rockdale County, and voter education coordinator for the Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division. Dozier also serves as an international elections observer and is a national certified elections administrator.

For her work during the 2020 Presidential election, which drew international attention to Clayton County, Dozier received the Democracy Action Hero Award from former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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