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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 Chair and the chief election official, and six members appointed by the Governor from lists supplied by the two political parties in the Commonwealth. 

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the chair of the State Board of Elections.

The current members of the Board are:

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

Sherry Whitehouse
Term expires: 9/15/2022

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

George Russell
Term expires: 4/1/2020

Katrina Fitzgerald
Term expires: 3/19/2023

Dwight Sears
Term expires: 9/15/2022

The Board’s day-to-day operations are carried out by an Executive 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