CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new registrar is now on the job for the city of Charlottesville.

Melissa Morton was sworn in as general registrar and director of elections at City Hall Friday, June 28. She replaces Rosanna Bencoach, who served four year in that role.

Morton says she has a lot of plans to educate and inform people about voting.

“I also want to make sure that we engage more with civic organizations, more with other departments, and just bring more light to what the voting process is,” said the new registrar.

Morton brings 13 years of experience to the role, ranging from election officer, precinct chief, and project assistant for the registrar’s office.