Tim Tsujii is the elections director for Forsyth County. Prior to joining Forsyth County, Tsujii worked at the Guilford County Board of Elections from 2005 to 2016, serving as early voting director and eventually deputy director of elections.
He leads an organization responsible for conducting elections in Forsyth County, maintaining voter records, verifying petitions, and auditing campaign finance reports. The election staff also provides free Voter ID cards, recruits and trains poll workers, secures adequate polling places, tests and maintains voting equipment, and audits ballots cast to ensure the accuracy of election results.
Tsujii strives to improve voter services in Forsyth County through innovation. His office, in collaboration with MapForsyth and Forsyth County MIS, implemented a polling place wait time tracking application in the 2016 general election that was the first of its kind in the state. The application allows voters to see how long current wait times are at each polling place during early voting and also provides turn-by-turn directions to the nearest voting site. The three departments were recognized by the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information Analysis in 2017 for the implementation of this innovative tool.
He serves on the advisory committee for the Center for Technology and Civic Life and was involved with their Elections Toolkit project, which provides online resources to election officials nationwide. In 2014, Tsujii earned his professional election certification through the national Election Center and Auburn University Certified Elections and Registration Administrator (CERA) program. He has also been a Certified North Carolina Elections Administrator through the North Carolina State Board of Elections since 2009.
Tsujii earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from George Washington University and his Master of Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.