The North Carolina State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with the administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure and compliance.

The Governor appoints the members from a list of nominees submitted to the Governor by the State party chair of each of the two political parties having the highest number of registered affiliates. Not more than three members of the State Board shall be members of the same political party.

The state’s 100 county boards of elections conduct local elections, operate voting sites, maintain voter registration lists and handle numerous aspects of election administration. The office of the State Board works in conjunction with county boards of elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.

Members of the State Board

Headshot of Alan Hirsch.

Alan Hirsch

Chair alan.hirsch.board@ncsbe.gov

Alan Hirsch, Chair

Board Experience: Chair since May 2023

Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Occupation: President, North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance

Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Headshot of Jeff Carmon.

Jeff Carmon

Secretary jeff.carmon.board@ncsbe.gov

Jeff Carmon, Secretary

Board Experience: Member since 2019; secretary since May 2023

Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Occupation: Licensed Attorney

Hometown: Snow Hill, North Carolina

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Stacy “Four” Eggers IV

Board Member four.eggers.board@ncsbe.gov

Stacy “Four” Eggers IV, Board Member

Board Experience: Member in 2018, reappointed in October 2020 and May 2023; former member of Watauga County Board of Elections (2005–2013)

Party Affiliation: Republican Party

Occupation: Managing Partner of Eggers Law

Hometown: Boone, North Carolina

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Kevin N. Lewis

Board Member kevin.lewis.board@ncsbe.gov

Kevin N. Lewis, Board Member

Board Experience: Member since May 2023

Party Affiliation: Republican Party

Occupation: Attorney, The Valentine Law Firm; served on Nash County Board of Elections, 2007–2023

Hometown: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Siobhan O’Duffy Millen

Board Member siobhan.millen.board@ncsbe.gov

Siobhan O’Duffy Millen, Board Member

Board Experience: Member since May 2023

Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Occupation: Retired lawyer, volunteer voter registrar, member of the Dix Park Conservancy and The Flower Shuttle boards, and church refugee committee (sponsoring an Afghan family). Millen was chief judge in a Raleigh precinct for 13 years.

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

State Board Executive Director

Headshot of Karen Brinson Bell.

Karen Brinson Bell

Executive Director karen.bell@ncsbe.gov

Karen Brinson Bell has served as executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections since June 1, 2019.

She has worked in elections administration since 2006 in county, state, and national roles. As North Carolina’s chief elections official, she leads the state agency, which is charged with administering elections and campaign finance compliance, overseeing the 100 county boards of elections, and ensuring voting for more than 7 million voters.