The Oklahoma State Election Board recently appointed Joy Ferrell as Secretary of the Caddo County Election Board. Sen. Darcy Jech congratulated Ferrell on her appointment and thanked former Secretary, LaDonna J. Phillips, for her service.
“This is an important civic role in ensuring citizens’ voices are heard through the election process. Ms. Ferrell has been a great asset for nearly two years as the county election board’s chief clerk. I know she’ll continue to work hard for the good people of Caddo County just as LaDonna Phillips did. I want to thank Ms. Phillips for her service and dedication to the county and wish her well in her future endeavors.”
The Apache resident will serve until April 30, 2023. Ferrell holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from SWOSU. Before serving as chief clerk, she was a site manager at the Apache Senior Nutrition Center responsible for payroll, ordering supplies, meals and making deliveries among other tasks.
Each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties has a three-member county election board compose of two political members and the secretary of the county election board, who serves as the at-large member. County election boards govern elections within their county for the State Election Board.
County election board secretaries serve as the chief administrative officer for their boards and supervises the precinct election boards within their county. They are responsible for supervising, defining employee job positions and responsibilities, preparing the annual budget, preparing and filing all reports and implementing any policy, findings and actions lawfully prescribed or determined by the board.