Nikki Baines Charlson
Deputy Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections
Since joining the Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) in 2002, Nikki has been involved with implementing the requirements of the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002. She was appointed Deputy Administrator in September 2013 and assists the State Administrator with managing the office and overseeing the administration of elections in Maryland, including the recent implementation of a new voting system and same day registration and address changes during early voting.
Prior to her appointment as the Deputy Administrator, Nikki was involved in projects ranging from the implementation of a HAVA-compliant voting system and voter registration system to election official and public education to improving accessibility of the electoral process for individuals with disabilities. Nikki helped develop and implement SBE’s first comprehensive post-election audit and oversaw the development and implementation of SBE’s suite of accessible online services, including online voter registration and online ballot delivery.