(Seguin) -- Guadalupe County next week is expected to discuss its current vacancy in its election's office. Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher says the meeting will be held in response to this week's surprising resignation of Guadalupe County Election's Administrator Sue Basham.
"We did receive a resignation letter from the county election's administrator Tuesday morning, stating that she was resigning effective immediately," said Kutscher.
Kutscher says the county's next step now lies in the hands of the county's election commission.
"With the vacancy and the position in election administrator, now the election commission which consist of the two party chairs, tax assessor-collector, the county clerk and myself as county judge will have a meeting very soon, probably next week to discuss the process now. Hopefully, that meeting will result in moving forward with opening up the position and looking for qualified applicants, " said Kutscher.
Although the election's administrator has resigned, Kutscher says the office remains busy and is conducting business as normal.
"We have some good staff that is still at the elections office that can keep things going. Luckily, we don't have any elections coming up in the very near future, but we do need to move on this as soon as possible to get a good qualified replacement," said Kutscher.
Kutscher says despite being surprised by Basham's sudden resignation, he thanks her for her service to Guadalupe County.
"We just want to say it was a little bit of a surprise to get that resignation letter on Tuesday morning, but I do want to thank her for years of service and wish her well whatever she does," said Kutscher.
In her resignation, it is reported that Basham did not provide any specific reason for stepping down. Basham has served as the Guadalupe County Election's Administrator for the last eight years.