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Designate your voting delegate for NACo's Annual Business Meeting

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The NACo 2023 Annual Business Meeting and Election will be held in-person Monday, July 24 in Travis County, Texas. During the meeting, credentialed NACo members elect NACo officers, set our national policy agenda and conduct other association business. 

Voting credentials verify a member county, parish or borough’s eligibility to vote and the number of votes available to cast at the meeting. To be eligible to vote, please: 

After paying your 2023 NACo membership dues in full and registering for the Annual Conference, there are two ways your county, parish or borough can cast votes at the Annual Business Meeting: 

  1. Appoint a delegate to participate in-person or 
  2. Proxy your county’s vote(s) to your state association or another registered member county from your state. 

Members are encouraged to authorize one primary voting delegate per county and must provide the cell phone number of the voting delegate. County chief elected officials, clerks to the county board and conference registrants can visit the voting credentials portal at to assign a primary voting delegate or proxy.  

Paper voting credential forms will not be mailed to member counties but can be accessed electronically here. 

Any changes to a county’s primary voting delegate can be made using the online voting credentials portal by Monday, July 17 at 5 p.m. EDT. Should any changes be required during the conference, members can visit the on-site credentials desk before Sunday, July 23 at 5 p.m. CDT. 

All primary voting delegates and proxies will cast their votes during the business meeting electronically using a secure system called Election Buddy. Primary voting delegates and proxies will be invited to several training webinars to learn how to access Election Buddy and practice casting votes. 

Primary voting delegates can register for the training webinars by visiting Trainings are scheduled for: 

  • Monday, July 10: 12-1 p.m. EDT 
  • Wednesday, July 12:  4-5 p.m. EDT 
  • Thursday, July 13: 12-1 p.m. EDT 
  • Monday, July 17:  4-5 p.m. EDT 

More information about the voting credentials process and delegate appointment can be accessed at here or by emailing

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