Victoria Elections Administrator earns CERA designation

Vicki T. Vogel, Elections Administrator for Victoria County will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) the highest professional achievement, in ceremonies conducted by the Election Center at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

CERA/CERV 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 the Master’s in Public Administration faculty of Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) ranging from ethics, to voter registration and elections law, planning, communications, and voter participation, among others. 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.

“This is the highest designation available to elections and voter registration officials,” said Tim Mattice, director of the Center. This graduating class of 58 professionals takes us to 1110 election officials and election vendors who have achieved the CERA/CERV status. This is an outstanding accomplishment.”

“Victoria County is indeed fortunate to have Vicki T. Vogel as one of the top designated professionals in America. Obtaining and maintaining CERA/CERV status means that she has committed to a career long process of continuing education to improve the electoral process in Texas and the nation,” he stated.

The Professional Education Program is sponsored by The Election Center, a non-profit association of voter registrars and elections administrators throughout America. Its membership is comprised of township, city, county and state elections officials and other election related corporations. 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 participants receive continuing education credit from Auburn University as well as professional training credits from The Election Center.

Vicki T. Vogel began her career working as an election worker at a polling location in 2002.

In 2007 she started working for Lavaca County as an election clerk under the County Clerk, Elizabeth Kouba. In 2012 Lavaca County appointed Vicki T. Vogel as their first Elections Administrator. Ms. Vogel finished her (REO) Registered Election Official certification in January 2017 and in May of 2017 Ms. Vogel accepted the position of Elections Administrator in Victoria County where she has brought her expertise, motivation and passion for secure elections with integrity.