Davidson, Montgomery and Moore County Elections Officials Pass Certification Exam

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
L to R: Secretary Hargett, Davidson County Administrator of Elections Jeff Roberts, Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Elizabeth Black, Moore County Administrator of Elections Jim Sanders and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins

Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate three administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

  • Jeff Roberts, Davidson County Administrator of Elections
  • Elizabeth Black, Montgomery County Administrator of Elections
  • Jim Sanders, Moore County Administrator of Elections

"Becoming certified offers Tennesseans reassurance their local administrator is running sound elections according to state law. I know voters will appreciate this added certification," Secretary Hargett said.

The accomplishment has a financial incentive, which means an administrator cannot be paid less than the certified pay rate for their respective county.

Participants must first complete a training process that covers 40 different topics related to election law.

The exam, which is administered by Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins, is a rigorous closed book, written assessment that can last up to three and a half hours. Questions, which are based on statutory requirements, range from voter registration to Election Day guidelines.