Outstanding Innovations in Elections - Large Jurisdictions
Development of Professional Certificate in Election Administration, Technology and Security Program
With changes in the laws and technology associated with elections in recent years, the need for professional certification education in the area of election administration, technology, and security was recognized and responded to. The Indiana Secretary of State partnered with Ball State University to create an innovative collegiate level certificate program designed to provide substantive, researched-based, training and education in election administration technology and security.
Throughout one-year and 170 program hours, the Certificate in Election Administration, Technology and Security provides instruction and experiential training on:
Election Day reporting
Election personnel training and management
Information technology and security basics
Operations and troubleshooting of voting systems and electronic poll books
Participants also complete capstone projects and participate in mentorship with program faculty and state election officials. Capstone projects are designed to be useful in the participant's county.