Georgia election official resigns after ethics investigation

Georgia’s Democratic state auditor has resigned after an ethics investigation into her use of personal email accounts, The Hill reports.

State Auditor Donna Shalala resigned Monday after an internal review of her use and her handling of emails on her personal email account.

Shalala’s office did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

The Hill says Shalala did not receive any payment for her work as a private citizen while in office.

The Georgia Board of Elections has been under pressure since it emerged that Shalala used a private email account for work while serving as Georgia’s state auditor.

The Republican-led General Assembly has taken a number of actions to cut down on the number of election workers who use personal email.

But the GOP-controlled legislature has failed to pass any legislation to eliminate private email.