Board of Registrars

The Madison County Board of Registrars consists of three members.  Each member is independently appointed by the Governor of Alabama, the Alabama State Auditor, and the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Board members are appointed for four-year terms.

The Board of Registrars manages the registration of voters and maintenance of all voter registration records for Madison County. At the conclusion of the voter registration period, prior to each election, the Board certifies the list of eligible voters used to identify voters at each precinct.  At the conclusion of each election, the voter lists are returned to the Board where each voter’s participation becomes part of his or her voting history.  The Board also makes determinations on all provisional ballots cast on Election Day.

For questions or more information contact the Board of Registrars at (256) 532-3510.

Lynda Hairston Chairman of the Board
Lynda HairstonA Madison County native, Lynda’s professional career has focused on public service. She served as Chief Clerk in the Madison County Tax Collectors office – working for three collectors over a period of 36 years. After retirement in 1999, she worked as Business Manager for one of the largest real estate and development firms in North Alabama until her appointment to the Board of Registrars. Lynda was appointed Chairman of the Board of Registrars by Governor Bob Riley in October of 2003. Governor Riley then appointed her to a second term and she was recently appointed for a third term by Governor Robert Bentley. She is a current member of the Alabama Association of Boards of Registrars. She recently served as vice-president of this association. She was appointed by Sam Shaw, and currently serves on the Alabama Voter Registration Advisory Board. Lynda’s past community service include membership on the Beautification Board for the City of Huntsville and as a board member of the American Heart Association of Huntsville. Lynda is married to Forrest (Randy) Hairston and they reside in Hampton Cove. Both are active members of Mayfair Church of Christ and are involved in numerous other community activities. They are the proud parents of one son, daughter-in-law and have beautiful granddaughter.

Contact Lynda Hairston at 256-532-3519 or via email to

Nan Guyette, Board Member
Nan GuyetteNan was appointed to the Madison County Board of Registrars in October 2011 by State Auditor, Samantha Shaw.  Nan’s commitment to our community is evident in her passion to register eligible citizens, maintain the voter list, and ensure that all qualified citizens have the right to vote. She considers it a privilege to serve the people of Madison County.  Prior to her appointment, Nan worked in various administrative capacities for the Board of Registrars.  Her husband’s career transferred them to various locations throughout the southeast including Tennessee and North Carolina.  While in living in Raleigh, North Carolina Nan worked in both county and state government.  Nan also owned a successful medical uniform business.  She is a member of the Alabama State Registrars Association and is also active in other various community activities.  Nan and her husband, Clarence, reside in South Huntsville and are members of All Saints Lutheran Church.  They are the proud parents of two sons and daughters-in-law and have five wonderful grandchildren.

Contact Nan Guyette at 256-532-3518 or via email to

Kathy Linden, Board Member

Kathy Linden is the newest member of the Board of Registrars and was recently appointed in August, 2014 by John McMillan, Commissioner of Alabama State Agriculture & Industries.  A Peoria, Illinois native, Ms. Linden has proudly called Huntsville, Alabama her home since 1979.  She holds degrees from both the University of Illinois and UAHuntsville and previously worked at Teledyne Brown Engineering.  While staying home to raise a family, Ms. Linden was involved in many different volunteer and community activities including serving as a poll inspector for over seventeen years.  Kathy was appointed as a consumer member to the Alabama Board of Cosmetology in 2006 by Governor Riley and was reappointed by Governor Bentley in 2010.  She served as president of that board for two years and also served as treasurer and secretary.  Kathy is an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church where she serves as treasurer.  She is married to David, and they are the proud parents of two children.

Contact Kathy Linden at 256-532-3517 or via email to