Credentials Information for State Associations

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Credentials and voting information for NACo's 2017 election was mailed in June to the clerk and chief elected official of each member county. In order to vote, the county must have paid its 2017 dues and have at least one paid registration to the annual conference. On the credentials form, the names of the voting delegate and alternate authorized to pick up the county's voting materials must be indicated. There can only be one alternate designated on the form.

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In the event that a county's delegate does not pick up the county's ballot, your state association president will pick up and cast the vote. Counties are allowed to opt out of this by checking a box on the credentials form. If a county checks that box and they do not pick up their ballot by 1 PM on Sunday July 23, that county's votes will be lost.

If the president of the state association will not be available to pick up the ballot for the state association, he/she may designate another individual by writing a letter stating the name and title of the person who is authorized to pick up the ballot. The letter must then be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to Alex Koroknay-Palicz.

Each member county must return this form signed by the chief elected official in order to vote. The deadline to return the form is Friday, July 7. If the member county cannot have the form into NACo by this date, have the voting delegate carry it with him/her to the conference and present it at the Credentials Desk.

The county must be a NACo member in good standing in order to vote. This means that the county's dues for 2017 must be paid before the voting occurs. Also, the county must have at least one paid registration for the annual conference and have proper credentials.

The 2017 credentials packet was mailed to county chief elected officials and includes: a memo from NACo President Bryan Desloge explaining the credentials process, FAQ's, a checklist to make sure that all information is correct and the credentials form itself.

The form should be filled out in advance and mailed OR faxed OR e-mailed by FRIDAY, JULY 7 or brought with the delegate to the Credentials Desk at the conference.

If the county is not planning to attend the conference, they may designate the state association president to vote on their behalf as long as the county is registered. Non-attending counties must register before 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on July 18. A registered, but non-attending county wishing to have the state association president pick up and cast its ballot must authorize them to do so in writing.

Please fax, mail or e-mail the the Credentials (Voting) Form to Alex Koroknay-Palicz by July 7, 2017.

By fax to: Alex Koroknay-Palicz at 866.370.9421 or by mail to:

Credentials Committee
Attn: Alex Koroknay-Palicz
National Association of Counties
660 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001

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  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.


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