The six Commissioners, no more than three of whom may represent the same political party, are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
Commissioners serve six-year, alternating terms, which expire in odd-numbered years. Commissioners serving expired terms may choose to remain until they are replaced.
The affirmative vote of four members of the Commission is required for the Commission to take any action.
The Chair for calendar year 2021 is Shana M. Broussard.
|Commissioner||Nominated by||Term expiring||Replaced|
|James E. Trainor III||President Trump on February 27, 2020||April 30, 2023||Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen|
|Steven T. Walther||President Bush on December 16, 2005. He served as a recess appointee on the Commission from January 2006 through December 2007.||April 30, 2009||Commissioner Scott E. Thomas|
|Shana M. Broussard||President Trump on October 30, 2020||April 30, 2023||Commissioner Ann M. Ravel|
|Sean J. Cooksey||President Trump on October 30, 2020||April 30, 2021||Commissioner Lee E. Goodman|
|Allen Dickerson||President Trump on September 16, 2020||April 30, 2025||Commissioner Caroline C. Hunter|
|Ellen L. Weintraub||President Bush on December 9, 2002||April 30, 2007||Commissioner Karl J. Sandstrom|