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County Board of Elections

Henry County Board of Elections

Appointed members serve four year terms or until their successors are appointed by the State Board of Elections.  The County Clerk and Sheriff serve a four year term.  The Henry County Board of Elections meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm in the Office of The Henry County Clerk. 

Currently serving on the Board of Elections:

  • Marvin Oder (Republican)
  • Price Batts (Democrat)
  • Tommy Benham  (Sheriff’s Office Representative - Appointed)
  • Juanita Lashley (Henry County Clerk)

Duties of the Members:

  • Administer Election Laws
  • Supervise registration and purgation of voters within the county
  • Assist in choosing precinct officers
  • Provide written notice to each election officer of his/her appointment
  • Act at the direction and under the supervision of the State Board of Elections

Election Officers

There are four election officers for each voting precinct.
They serve as Clerk, Sheriff, and two Judges representing the Democratic and Republican Parties.

Responsibilities and Authority of All Precinct Officers:

  • Open the polling place for voting by 6:00 AM local time
  • Assist in the opening, examination, and closing of the voting machines
  • Make certain that only qualified voters enter the voting machine to cast their ballots
  • Ensure that the election is conducted in the most fair and honest manner possible
  • Throughout the day, compare the face of the machine with the sample ballot to be sure that there has been no tampering with the machine
  • Ensure that the election laws are obeyed and that any potential violation is reported to the Precinct Sheriff for entry on the "Precinct Sheriff’s Post-Election Report" form (SBE53)
  • Contact County Board of Elections or County Clerk immediately if the voting machines malfunction
  • Contact the County Clerk, County Sheriff, or State Police to report any problems
  • Instruct voters, when requested, how to operate the voting machines {KRS 117.255(1)}
    • Do NOT enter the voting machine area after the voter has entered the voting booth!
    • Instructions should not contain any comments that would violate the electioneering prohibition
  • Instruct voters, when requested, how to cast a write-in vote {KRS 117.265(6)}
    • Two (2) election officers of opposing parties must instruct the voter
  • Sign return sheets and post election results at the polling place at the end of the day
  • Any precinct election officer may complete and sign the bottom portion of the Oath of Voter (SBE 32) when it is used
  • Make sure that all voters that vote sign the Precinct Roster of Supplemental Roster and present identification if they are not known personally by at least one of the election precinct officers

Note: Any person appointed to serve as an election officer, who fails to serve, who was not excused shall be ineligible to serve as an election officer for five (5) years.  If you did not at least call to notify the office, this will be enforced. 

Election Precinct Workers  

The Henry County Clerk's Office is always looking for dedicated persons to fill the job as election workers.  If you would like to serve your county in such a way, please contact us at 502-845-5705.