Joe Mallory has been appointed to the Board of Voting Machine Examiners. The board examines and approves the voting equipment used for elections in Ohio. The board consists of four examiners, two Democrats and two Republicans, the Secretary of State breaks any tie votes.
“It cannot be overstated that election integrity and security are important to maintaining voter confidence and trust in voting systems and processes. I’m honored to be chosen to serve in this very important position,” said Mallory.
In 2019, Mallory retired as an elections administrator with the Hamilton County Board of Elections after nearly 20 years with the organization. As part of his duties as an elections administrator, he helped select and test the voting equipment used in elections in Hamilton County.
Mallory was recently appointed to the Hamilton County Board of Elections in recognition of his vast experience administering elections and his commitment to ensuring access to voting. “The experiences that I have gained over the years for the voters of Hamilton County, will now be put to good use for voters throughout the state, he said.
Mallory was designated to serve on the Board of Voting Machine Examiners by Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes, and the appointment was made final by Ohio House Speaker Robert Cupp on April 9.
Mallory formerly served as the vice mayor of Forest Park in 1995, and he is president of the Cincinnati Branch NAACP.