PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The former executive director of the Rhode Island Board of Elections is suing the board, alleging it violated his right to due process when it voted at a special meeting to terminate him.

Robert Kando filed the lawsuit in federal court Monday. It also accuses the board of violating the open meetings law.

Kando alleges the board failed to provide him with an opportunity to be heard during last month’s meeting.

Kando is seeking damages and the court to nullify the board’s actions.

Kando was hired in 2005. He was suspended for 15 days in January after several complaints by board members. He was suspended for another 30 days after failing to take management classes.

A number listed for Kando rang unanswered Tuesday.

The board declined to comment.