We subscribe to these Principles:
Freedom is an inherent human right, but it is also
fragile and can be lost through neglect or misuse.
can best be maintained and nurtured through the
democratic process. The success of the democratic
process requires fair and open elections which accurately
reflect the intent of the electorate.
it is our unique role as election officials to serve
as gatekeepers of Democracy.
is our sacred honor to protect and promote public
trust and confidence by our conduct of accurate and
the public's guardians of freedom within a democratic
society, we are responsible for the integrity of the
process. Our role demands that these principles must
be placed above personal or partisan gain.
and protecting Democracy is a team effort in the profession
of elections administration. Our task requires wisdom,
courage and the desire to remain focused on our vision
of free and impartial elections despite changes in
our society and its laws.
dedicated adherence to these Principles and Standards
of Conduct, we demonstrate our loyalty to freedom,
pride in our profession and a commitment to the excellence
of the democratic process.