Four County Elections Officials Pass Certification Exam

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Four county administrators of elections are being recognized for passing the state certification exam. Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented each administrator with a certificate Monday at the annual state election law summer seminar in Nashville.

Two administrators passed the exam Sept. 24, 2018. As a result, all 95 counties had a certified administrator of elections for the November 2018 general election:

• Josh Tapp, Fayette County Administrator of Elections

• Kyra Inglis, Marion County Administrator of Elections

Two administrators passed the exam May 9, 2019:

• Andy Farrar, Coffee County Administrator of Elections 

• Susie Davenport, Warren County Administrator of Elections 

“Certification demonstrates local election officials’ commitment to running sound elections according to state law,” Secretary Hargett said. “I’m proud that every county had a certified administrator for the 2018 general election, and we look forward to continuing to work with new administrators to help them attain this certification.”

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

The exam, which is administered by the Division of Elections, 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.