Board of Elections, Responsibilities, Meetings

During an election year the Board of Elections normally meets the second Wednesday of each month.

During the off electon year of 2021 the Board of Elections will meet as needed.

The Central Ballot Counting Board will meet on Monday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. to process mail-in absentee ballots in the conference room of the Fayette County Clerk's Office.  The address is listed below.

Next Regular Meeting:  Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Location:  Fayette County Clerk's Office

                 162 E Main St

                 Conference Room

Time:  9:00 a.m.


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

The board is in session all day on election days to correct clerical errors, to rule on voter registration questions, to instruct precinct election officers and to count absentee ballots.