Marion County, FL. August 21 -
Marion County Elections Administrators Charlee Nichols and Dan Gloger received their Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) designation, on Tuesday during an Election Center ceremony in Orlando, FL.
“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said Tim Mattice, director of the Center. “Marion County is fortunate to have highly designated election professionals.”
Marion County’s election team is comprised of three members who have earned their CERA credential. Supervisor of Elections, Wesley Wilcox, was the first to add the professional designation in 2011.
CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study taught by the Auburn University MPA faculty, conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program. The intent of the program is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.
The Professional Education Program is sponsored by the Election Center, a non-profit association of voter registrars and elections administrators throughout America and the U.S Territories. Its membership is comprised of township, city, county and state elections officials and other election-related organizations.
The Center’s primary purpose is to promote and support continuous improvement in the administration of elections and voter registration through research, professional education, conferences, networking and consulting. Professional Education Program participants receive continuing education credit from Auburn University as well as professional training credits from the Election Center.