(NOBLESVILLE, MARCH 18, 2021)
Hamilton County Elections Administrator Beth Sheller recently completed a Certificate in Election Administration, Technology, and Security (CEATS) through Ball State University. She graduated from the program on March 5, 2021.
The program, in cooperation with the Secretary of State’s office and the Indiana Election Division, serves to professionalize interest in election administration, provide instruction and troubleshooting on various voting systems, provide information on technology, security, election personnel training, management, election law and election day reporting.
The program consists of two phases of instruction. The final stage is a Capstone project utilizing information gained throughout the program. Sheller’s project focused on Poll Worker Instruction and included updating current manuals and researching new ways to train poll workers for Election Day.
Sheller received a scholarship from the Secretary of State’s office to cover the cost of tuition. Hamilton County Clerk Kathy Kreag Williams says, “Beth will be able to use the information she learned to administer fair and efficient elections for Hamilton County.”
“The CEATS Program taught me skills for election management that I will use for upcoming elections,” Sheller adds. “This was a great opportunity, and I am appreciative for the many things I was able to learn.”