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.