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East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar Elaine Lamb is retiring at the end of the month.

Lamb has worked for the city-parish for more than 40 years. She was appointed Registrar in 2002.

In addition to dozens of elections, Lamb oversaw two of the largest city incorporation efforts in the state with the city of Central which successfully incorporated in 2005, and the much larger city of St. George effort which is still in the process of incorporating. With a petition of more than 18,000 submitted signatures, the validation process was likely the largest in state history.

Next week the Metro Council is expected to vote on creating a screening committee to review applicants for the vacancy. The top three candidates will be reported to the Metro Council by June 17.