Booker gets state certification

Sandra ClarkUnion

Union County Administrator of Elections Candy Booker was one of three administrators statewide to recently pass the state certification exam for administrators of Elections. The others were Monica Davis from Clay County and Dana R. Jones from Washington County.

The three were recognized in Nashville by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, state Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins and Assistant Coordinator of Elections Beth Henry-Robertson. Goins represented Union County in the state House of Representatives before taking this post.

“This certification demonstrates Monica Davis, Candy Booker and Dana R. Jones’s dedication to meeting the highest of standards in their efforts to serve their counties,” Hargett said in a press statement. “The residents of Clay, Union and Washington counties can be proud to have public servants of this caliber.”

Before taking the certification exam, election administrators must complete a training process covering 40 different topics related to election law. By passing the exam, participants demonstrate they have the level of knowledge and understanding required to be successful county administrators of elections in Tennessee.

The exam 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.

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