Board of Elections, Responsibilities, Meetings


The Fayette County Board of Elections meets the second Wednesday of every month at the office of the County Clerk, 162 E Main St., Lexington, KY.   The board is also in session all day on election days to correct clerical errors, to rule on voter registration questions, to instruct election precinct officers and to count absentee ballots.

Fayette County Board of Elections Members:

Fayette County Clerk & Chairman - Don Blevins

Fayette County Sheriff - Kathy H. Witt

Democratic Commissioner - Marilyn Dishman

Republican Commissioner - Daniel H. Miller

Responsibilities of the County Board of Elections:

  • Administering election laws
  • Establishing precinct boundaries
  • Appointing election officers
  • Securing and inspecting all voting locations
  • Examining all machines that will be used for the election
  • Counting absentee ballots on Election Day
  • Certifying election results to the Secretary of State
  • Issuing Certificates of Election to local candidates