Longtime city registrar retires

Longtime city registrar retires
Left: Anna Leider. Right: Angela Maniglia Turner. (Photos/City of Alexandria)

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

Angela Maniglia Turner was unanimously appointed as the city’s acting general registrar, after Anna Leider, who served in the role for six years, retired on June 26, according to a city news release.

The registrar is appointed by a local electoral board and generally oversees local voter registration services, maintains voter registration records and provides administration of local, state and national elections.

Leider has worked for the City of Alexandria for 22 years. She served for six years as general registrar and deputy of elections, managing 41 elections, including four presidential elections and three state or regional election recounts, according to the release.

Prior to taking on the role of acting general registrar, Turner served as an election official in the city for more than 12 years, including as elections manager and deputy registrar. During that time, Turner helped manage more than 30 elections and coordinate the absentee voting process, according to the release.

This year, Turner orchestrated the planning process for the city’s first election during the COVID-19 pandemic.