News updates from the
Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners   


                                    Volume II-Issue 4/Winter 2013-2014

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Welcome to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners' electronic newsletter!


Our Mission Statement 

The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners is committed to maintaining current and accurate voter files, maximizing voter registration and voter turnout efforts, educating the voting public, providing the best possible services and conducting efficient, fair, honest and impartial elections at a minimum cost to the electorate.


If you have questions about upcoming elections, poll worker information, or checking your voter status, please visit our website at www.kceb.org, contact us at kceb@kceb.org, or call 816-842-4820.

2013 Highlights

New Electronic Voter Check-in System

The Kansas City Election Board introduced electronic poll rosters to area voters during its April and November elections in 2013. The new voter check-in system utilizes tablet-style computers that upload a voter's name and registration information within a matter of seconds. Poll workers enjoyed using this new device on Election Day because it made the voting process more efficient. This new voter check-in system proved to be a great benefit to the voting process over this past year.


KCEB Staffer Alby Shipman Awarded Rosemary Plitt Award

Kansas City Election Board staffer, 91-year-old Alby Shipman was awarded the Rosemary Plitt Award at the 2013 Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities Conference by Secretary of State Jason Kander. The award was established to honor an individual or group of individuals who have made significant contributions to elections or to the electoral process. KCEB is truly honored to have Miss Alby receive the Rosemary Plitt Award.

Alby Shipman and family are celebrating her receiving the Rosemary Plitt Award.


New Outreach Program: Future Voter Reading Day

The Kansas City Election Board launched its new Future Voter Reading Program during the fall. KCEB staffers visited various elementary schools in Kansas City. Staffers read books to the students that discussed the importance of voting, how to vote, etc. Staffers enjoyed educating the students in order to prepare them to vote in the future and to encourage their parents to vote. KCEB is already looking forward to this program continuing in the spring.

KCEB Staffer Lauri Ealom is reading a voting book to students at Longfellow Elementary.
Employee Spotlight

          Many of you know the friendly face of Tiffany Cline as one of the Data Services Clerks at the Kansas City Election Board. Tiffany was born in Arkansas, but she spent most of her childhood in Tennessee and Mississippi. She grew up in the country amongst farms, dirt roads and animals. Tiffany has two younger sisters and one older brother. What she enjoyed most about her childhood was how she helped raise her two sisters. Later, Tiffany attended South Haven Mississippi

High School, where she loved learning English. She enjoyed arts and crafts and still does to this day.

          Tiffany's first two jobs were in the restaurant industry. She has also worked in a call center and built vacuum packaging machinery. What led her to KCEB you ask? Well one of her current coworkers encouraged her to take the job. Tiffany joined KCEB at age 24 as Data Services Clerk, the same position she holds today. "I enjoy the people I work with and being able to be a part in making elections possible," said Tiffany.

          On Election Day, Tiffany's primary job is to answer the many incoming calls from voters. You will almost always see her at the front counter or on the phone assisting voters. "I like the excitement and fast-paced environment on Election Day," said Tiffany. Election night is her favorite time of the day because that is when everything comes in from the polls in order to tabulate the votes.

          KCEB staffers like to call Tiffany the "Event Planner." She is always spearheading work luncheons and holiday parties along with the help of other coworkers. Tiffany describes herself as an outspoken and creative team player.

           Tiffany has served at the Election Board for 16 years. Over her lifetime, she would like to give everyone some words of wisdom: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," said Tiffany. In her life, she is most thankful for her husband, Jim, and her two children, Brittany and Alyssa. KCEB is very grateful to have a hard worker like Tiffany as one of its team members!

Thank you for investing your time to learn more about the Kansas City Board of Elections. We hope you enjoyed this edition of the KCEB CONNECTION.
For more information, please visit us at www.kceb.org or call (816) 842-4820.   


Shelley McThomas and Shawn Kieffer


Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners


Editor: Sarah Hartman

      Voter Outreach & Communications Specialist 
In This Issue
2013 Highlights
Employee Spotlight
  Join Our Team in 2014! 
Be a Poll Worker
If not YOU, then WHO?

We need your help to staff our polling places. In order to be an Election Day worker, you must be a registered voter in the state of Missouri and you must declare your political affiliation. Each position requires attendance at a paid training class. For more information on how to sign up for an Election Day position, please contact us at (816) 842-4820 or electionworkers


Invite KCEB to Speak to Your Organization!

Want to get the latest voter education information on the next upcoming election? Want to know the laws about keeping your voter registration updated? Interested in learning how you can register voters? Learn about these and other topics by inviting KCEB to speak to your group or organization. Send your request to sarah@kceb.org or call (816) 842-4820.
Help Register Voters in 2014!

1) A Deputy Registrar must be a resident of Kansas City, Missouri (within Jackson County) and a registered voter.

2) Training is regularly scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Regular training is stopped two weeks prior to any election and two weeks after any election. Please call in advance for an appointment. Arrangements will be made for training outside the Election Board office when there are at least ten (10) trainees.

3) If you are interested in becoming a Deputy Registrar, please contact Ted Growney at ted@kceb.org or call (816) 842-4820. 
Board Meetings

Regular scheduled Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, at 12:00 p.m. at the Kansas City Election Board Office:
30 W. Pershing Rd.,
Suite 2800
Kansas City, MO 64108 
Board of Commissioners

Megan Thornberry
Melodie Powell 
Quentin Jennings
M. Blake Heath

Shelley McThomas
Shawn Kieffer
Charles Renner

David Raymond

Helpful Links:


Missouri Secretary of State Elections Division 


The Election Center


Election Assistance Commission     




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