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State Board of Elections

The State Board of Elections consists of the Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who serves as the chief election official, and eight members appointed by the Governor from lists supplied by the two political parties in the Commonwealth and the Kentucky County Clerks Association.

The current members of the Board are:

​Democratic Members
Republican Members
​Albert B. Chandler, III
Term expires: 9/15/2022
Versailles
​DeAnna Brangers
Term expires: 4/1/2020
Prospect

Sherry Whitehouse
Term expires: 9/15/2022
Brooks

Joshua G. Branscum
Term expires: 9/15/2022
Albany

George Russell
Term expires: 4/1/2020
Frankfort

Katrina Fitzgerald
Term expires: 3/19/2023
Brandenburg

Dwight Sears
Term expires: 9/15/2022
Somerset​

James Lewis
3/19/2023
Wooton
The Board’s day-to-day operations are carried out by an Executive Director, an Assistant Director and a bipartisan staff sufficient to carry out its duties.
 
The Board’s Duties:
  • Ensure Kentucky’s compliance with federal election law
  • Ensure Kentucky’s compliance with state election law
  • Provide and maintain the statewide voter registration database
  • Appoint county board of elections members
  • Train county clerks and county board of election members