In January 2003, the secretary of state appointed the Kansas Election Advisory Council to comply with Section 255. The advisory council is a committee of appropriate individuals who met on a monthly basis (February through May, 2003) to assist with development of the state plan. Secretary Thornburgh is chairman of the group and each member of the advisory council serves on one of four subcommittees.

Accessibility Subcommittee
Melissa Wangemann, Chair Legal Counsel, Kansas Secretary of State’s Office
Mark Braun Director, Kansas Office of Administrative Hearings
Robert Bugg Commissioner, Kansas Advisory Council on African-American Affairs
Michael Byington President, Kansas Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Elias Garcia (replaced Tina DeLaRosa) Executive Director, Kansas Hispanic and Latino and American Affairs Commission
Anthony Fadale Coordinator, Kansas ADA Compliance
Martha Gabehart Executive Director, Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns
Brad Hamilton Former Director, Kansas Office of Native American Affairs
Scott Letts Kansas Advocacy & Protective Services
Betty Musick Cloud County Clerk
Pat Rahija Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
Patrick Terick Director of Governmental Affairs, Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
Mary Tritsch Associate State Director, AARP Kansas

Finance Subcommittee
Brian Henson, Chair (replaced Mindy Miller) Legal Associate, Kansas Secretary of State’s Office, Elections & Legislative Matters Division
Randall Allen Executive Director, Kansas Association of Counties
Bill Gale (replaced Marilyn Chapman) Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
Rebecca Floyd Executive Vice President & General Counsel , Kansas Development Finance Authority
Randy Mettner Special Assistant to the Governor
Don Proffitt Linn County Clerk
Neil Woerman Director of Information Technology, Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Ryan Wright Director of Public Affairs, Kansas Treasurer’s Office

Central Voter Registration Subcommittee
Bryan Caskey, Chair Administrative Assistant, Kansas Secretary of State's Office, Elections & Legislative Matters Division
Cheryl Adelhardt Harper County Clerk
Tim Blevins Chief Information Officer, Kansas Department of Revenue
Rebecca Bossemeyer Geary County Clerk
Elizabeth Ensley Shawnee County Election Commissioner
Don Merriman Saline County Clerk
Denise Moore Director, DISC
Kathy Peckman Miami County Clerk
Mike Stewart Chief Information Officer, Kansas Secretary of State's Office
Carmen Alldritt (replaced Sheila Walker) Director of Vehicles, Kansas Department of Revenue

Voting Standards & Education Subcommittee
Brad Bryant, Chair Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Elections and Legislative Matters Division
Emily Bradbury Executive Director, Kids Voting Kansas
Doug Anstaett (replaced Jeff Burkhead) Executive Director, Kansas Press Association
Keith Lawing Wichita State University
Mark Simpson (replaced Partick Murray in 2004) Executive Director, Kansas Democratic Party
Ann Havenhill President, Kansas League of Women Voters
Scott Poor Executive Director, Kansas Republican Party
Connie Schmidt Johnson County Election Commissioner
Dr. Harvey Foyle Emporia State University
Rich Smith Assistant Attorney General
Rich Vargo Riley County Clerk