Candidate: Kaiti Lenhart

Office: Supervisor of Elections

Contact Information:
PO Box 2722
Bunnell, FL - 32110
386-237-5081
Candidate's Statement

Experience Counts! Experienced Leadership. Florida Certified Elections Professional. Kaiti Lenhart was appointed as Supervisor of Elections by the Governor of Florida on January 9, 2015. She is the only candidate with years of Elections Administration experience working in the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Office. As Flagler County\'s Supervisor of Elections, Kaiti Lenhart has successfully conducted three county-wide elections and has assisted or conducted a total of twenty (20) Federal, state, local and municipal elections in Flagler County since 2009. This experience has allowed her to become a hands-on Supervisor, leading the Elections Team in all aspects of the operations necessary to enhance public confidence in the elections experience while providing the voters of Flagler County cost-effective and accurate elections. Kaiti Lenhart is Florida Certified Elections Professional and holds a Level II FCEP certification in a nationally-awarded continuing education program for Elections Officials. During her time with the Elections Office, she has developed a solid working relationship with the Florida Division of Elections, other county Elections Offices and has restored a working relationship with other local government agencies in Flagler County. Kaiti Lenhart has an unmatched working knowledge of the Florida Election Code (Chapters 97-106, Florida Statutes) in all areas of Elections Administration. She has been the Candidate Qualifying Officer in Flagler County since 2010, providing guidance and assistance to each candidate seeking a county office in Flagler County. She has worked with all four municipal clerks in Flagler County to administer Municipal Elections. Prior to her public service in the Elections Office, Supervisor Lenhart launched her career with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has sixteen (16) years of experience in the private sector as a Senior Graphic Designer and Web Developer, working for local businesses and owned her own business for seven years as a Freelance Designer. Recently appointed to the Online Voter Registration Implementation Committee of the FSASE (Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections), Kaiti Lenhart will be working with other Supervisors and the Division of Elections to successfully implement online voter registration in October 2017. She is also a member of the Administrative Rules Committee to ensure streamlined and uniform application of Election Law throughout the State of Florida. Since her appointment as Supervisor of Elections, Kaiti Lenhart has: • Secured over $147,000 in Federal grant funds towards the purchase of new voting equipment in Flagler County, ahead of the state-mandated deadline to upgrade by 2020. • Implemented Ballot On Demand printing of ballots during early voting to save money on printed ballots and improving the voting experience in Flagler County. • Completely reorganized the Elections Office with a focus on budget reduction, a consistent filing system, low-cost updates to current technology and staff training with a focus on superior customer service. • Introduced the Adopt-A-Precinct program in Flagler County, a partnership between non-profit organizations and the Elections Office. The precinct is adopted by a non-profit organization who recruits poll workers to work at the polls on Election Day and these volunteers donate their wages to the organization. • Demonstrated a commitment to building relationships between local government agencies by consolidating services and saving taxpayer dollars for the delivery of election equipment and poll worker training facilities. • Implemented a Voter-Focused Education Program to raise awareness of the voting process and encouraging citizen participation by taking the Elections Office into the community through voter registration drives at local events. Developed a volunteer program for trained poll workers to serve in the Voter Education Program alongside Elections Staff as a tax-savings. • Created a Facebook page for the Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Office to engage voters through social media. Kaiti Lenhart lives in Palm Coast with her husband of 10 years and has two beautiful children. As a family, they tend 1,200 sq. ft. of organic vegetable gardens and enjoy freshwater and in-shore saltwater fishing, camping and the outdoors. Associations: Civic Engagement Committee member, Florida State Supervisor of Elections Association (FSASE) Online Voter Registration Implementation Committee member, Florida State Supervisor of Elections Association (FSASE) Administrative Rules Committee member, Florida State Supervisor of Elections Association (FSASE) Member, Florida State Supervisor of Elections Association (FSASE) Member, Flagler County Rotary Club Certifications: Florida Certified Elections Professional (FCEP) Level II Certification
Note: The candidate's photograph and statement are supplied by the candidate and are not endorsed by the County Supervisor of Elections or checked for accuracy.
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Candidate qualifying forms and miscellaneous documents