Elections Commission backs Wolfe as administrator, asks Senate to confirm

The Elections Commission this morning voted unanimously to appoint Meagan Wolfe as interim administrator and asked the Senate to confirm her within 45 days.

GOP appointee Dean Knudson had proposed making Wolfe, the assistant administrator, the interim while a national search was conducted for a permanent replacement. But that was rejected 5-1.

She replaces Mike Haas, who the Senate rejected as leader of the agency in January. The commission re-installed him as interim administrator despite the Senate vote, and the Department of Administration did not recognize the appointment. Haas announced earlier this week he would no longer seek the interim administrator’s job and would leave the agency within the next two months.

Wolfe joined the old Government Accountability Board in 2011. Her responsibilities have included rebuilding MyVote.com, the state’s portal for voters. She became assistant administrator in early 2017.