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NACo President Mary Jo McGuire takes the podium at the 2023 Annual Conference in Travis County, Texas. Photo by Denny Henry

Key Takeaways

The 2024 NACo Annual Business Meeting and election will be held Monday, July 15, in-person in Hillsborough County, Fla. 

During the meeting, credentialed NACo members will elect NACo officers, set the 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 they can cast at the meeting. 

To be eligible to vote, NACo members must:

  • Register for the 2024 Annual Conference
  • Pay 2024 NACo membership dues in full, and
  • Designate one voting delegate(s) by Monday, July 8, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

To facilitate the voting process, members will only authorize one primary voting delegate per county and must provide the cell phone number of the voting delegate. 

Learn more

NACo voting credentials

The county’s chief elected official, clerk to the county board and conference registrants can visit to appoint this primary delegate or proxy voter online. (A proxy voter can be another county attendee from the same state or your state association of counties.) 

Vote totals are determined by the amount of dues paid. For 2024, dues are based on population totals from the 2010 census. 

Every county receives one vote and is allotted an additional vote for each $1,200 paid in dues. For example:

  • Counties with dues of $450 to $1,199 receive one vote 
  • Counties with dues of $1,200 to $2,399 receive two votes 
  • Counties with dues of $2,400 to $3,599 receive three votes, and so on 
  • The maximum number of votes a county can receive is 51 

The NACo Credentials Committee ensures that the process for the meeting is fair and transparent. 

The committee guides the credentials process, resolves credentials disputes and assists during the election itself. 

The 2024 Credentials Committee members are:   

  • Chair: Hon. Janet Thompson, Commissioner, Boone County, Mo.
  • Reading Clerk: Hon. Vance Stuehrenberg, Commissioner, Blue Earth County, Minn.   
  • Tally Clerk: Hon. John Warren, Clerk, Dallas County, Texas  
  • Member: Hon. Shanel Robinson, Commissioner, Somerset County, N.J. 
  • Member: Hon. Matt Prochaska, Circuit Clerk, Kendall County, Ill.    

NACo members will receive additional information in June on credentials and appointing a delegate by mail and email. More information can be found at If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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