Standards of Conduct for Election Officials
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The Office of Elections


My Personal Pledge to Freedom, Democracy and My Profession:

I uphold the Constitution of the United States and the laws, policies, and court decisions of federal, state and local jurisdictions;

I commit to excellence and competence by maintaining the highest level of knowledge of expertise in the elections process through continuing education and self evaluation;

I am accountable for maintaining public confidence in honest and impartial elections which I conduct in a fair, efficient and accurate manner;

I dignify voters by providing equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process;

I am responsible for just and equitable treatment of the general public, elected officials and members of my profession;

I manifest a positive role in community relations by being accessible and receptive to both individuals and groups;

I have the courage and stamina to protect the public's interest from manipulation for personal or partisan gain while respecting the rights of all;

I am flexible and innovative within the framework of the law in carrying out my duties on behalf of the public's interest;

I conduct all fiscal responsibilities with wisdom and integrity, and I am accountable for all funds and resources committed to my charge;

I maintain a productive and efficient operation through a well managed elections environment;

I endeavor to maintain the highest level of integrity in performing all duties of my profession.

Reprinted with permission from the Election Center, 12543 Westella, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77077
Adopted and distributed by the Fairfax County Electoral Board, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax, Virginia 22035-0081



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