Judy Flaig to be Designated as a Certified Elections Administrator
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
August 5, 2004
Judy Flaig, Fairfax County Election Manager, to be
Designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator
Fairfax County Election Manager Judy Flaig has completed the necessary
course of study to become a certified elections/registration
administrator, the highest professional achievement for elections and
voter registration officials. Friday, Aug. 27, at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt
Grand Hotel, Washington, D.C., the Election Center will hold a ceremony
in honor of the 38 program graduates.
To become a certified elections/registration administrator, Flaig completed a multi-year course of study conducted by The Election Center’s Professional Education Program. This program consists of completion of 12 core courses ranging from ethics to voter registration and elections law, planning, communications, and voter participation, among others. The program’s goal is to professionalize the management of voter registration and elections administration in promoting and preserving public trust in the democratic process.
With this new graduating class, the total number of certified elections/registration administrators nationwide is now 275. For Flaig to be among the first 300 certified in America out of 21,000 elections and voter registration professionals is quite an accomplishment and shows her commitment to a career-long process of continuing education to improve the electoral process for county voters.
Flaig, an elections official for more than 17 years, said, “It is a great honor and a great responsibility to assure that the public’s will is accurately reflected in our elections. My role is to dignify all potential voters and to remove as many barriers as possible to participation in the democratic process. Our office cannot be responsible for how many voters actually turn out for each election, but we can certainly be sure that they have the opportunity to vote and have their votes counted accurately.”
The Professional Education Program is sponsored by The Election Center, a nonprofit association of voter registrars and elections administrators throughout America. Its membership is comprised of township, city, county and state elections officials. The center’s primary purpose is education for local and state voter registrars and elections officials to promote and improve the democratic process.
Professional Education Program courses are taught by the master's in
public administration faculty of Auburn University (Auburn, Ala.).
Participants in this renowned program receive continuing education credit
from Auburn University, as well as professional training credits from The
Election Center. For more information, contact Electoral Board Secretary
Maggi Luca at 703-324-4735, TTY 703-324-7111.