Kent County hires elections director


Gerrid Uzarski. Courtesy Kent County

Kent County has a new elections director.

Kent County said last week County Clerk and Register of Deeds Lisa Lyons named Gerrid Uzarski to the role.

Uzarski comes from his most recent position as a regional representative for ElectionSource, an elections products and services provider based in Grand Rapids.

"After an extensive search and interviews with several very well-qualified individuals, Gerrid’s expert knowledge of our new voting equipment, reputation for top-notch customer service to county and local clerks and professional approach was of great value to me in making this decision,” Lyons said.

In his role at ElectionSource, the county said Uzarski was charged with implementing thorough accuracy and reliability testing of the company’s serviced voting systems, developing and implementing Election Day training programs for poll workers and maintaining and promoting strong lines of communication between election administrators and equipment vendors.

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue my work in elections with Kent County, and I look forward to serving the voters by maintaining elections to a standard of integrity set by the professionals before me,” Uzarski said.

He is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

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