With any profession, continuing education in the field is of the utmost important so that all avenues are up to date.
Lincoln County Chief Deputy Clerk and Election supervisor, Mike Kreuger was recently designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator at ceremonies conducted by the Election Center at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
This program is the most extensive, comprehensive and award winning continuing education program available for election professionals.
CERA designation is achieved only through a multi-year course of study conducted by the Election Center’s Professional Education Program and completion of twelve core courses taught by faculty of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
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.
According to Tim Mattice, director of the Center, “This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials.”
This graduating class had 58 professionals, adding to the total of 1110 election officials across the country.
Kreuger, who has served in his position at the Lincoln County Clerk’s office since 2011, said the following of his achievement; “It is an honor to serve as part of the team at the L.C. Clerk and Election Authority. We strive to provide the best possible experience to the voters, the candidates, and the political subdivisions of the County.”
Some of the duties of the office is voter registration, absentee voting, and candidate filing. It is the duty of the office to make sure all the details are accurate and information goes into administering a secure, fair, and accurate Election.
Kreuger added, “I appreciate the opportunity to expand my knowledge and look forward to implementing some new ideas.”