Membership Information

Who can apply to become an Election Center Member?

Full time government employees whose profession is to serve in voter registration and elections administration, i.e., voter registrars, elections supervisors, elections directors, city clerk/city secretaries, county clerks, county recorders, state legislative staff, state election directors and Secretaries of States.

Election Center's members also include suppliers of election products and services, including voting systems, voter registration software, voting booths, ballots, election supplies, etc. Members are able to visit with the providers of those goods and services at the national conference where members can learn what is available in the latest technology and election products.

For those members who leave the elections profession and join other organizations, we offer a specific level of membership so they can continue their CERA or CERV certification renewal. This level of membership is also to allow individuals and other organizations that work in the field of Elections, to become members, however, this level of membership does not include participation in the CERA program unless there was previous involvement in taking the classes or graduating from the program.

Retired Election Officials can continue their membership under the Retired level.

If you are currently an Election Center member and need to review or make changes to your existing membership, please go to My Account.

Election Officials Memberships
Platinum Membership
COSTS: $1,500 annually
10 complimentary Associate Members
  • Additional Associates can be added for $75 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Platinum Member.
  1. Attendance to all Election Center Events free of charge (available to the Platinum Member not to the Associates)
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
    • Professional Education Courses (CERA) are not included in this discount
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Participation in the Professional Practices Papers Award Program
  6. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  7. Participation in Member requested surveys
  8. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERA information
  9. CERA graduation information posted on Election Center website
  10. Convenient access to event registrations
Gold Membership
COSTS: $995 annually
2 complimentary Associate Members
  • Additional Associates can be added for $75 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Gold Member.
  1. Attendance to one Election Center Event free of charge annually (available to the Gold Member not to the Associates)
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
    • Professional Education Courses (CERA) are not included in this discount
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Participation in the Professional Practices Papers Award Program
  6. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  7. Participation in Member requested surveys
  8. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERA information
  9. CERA graduation information posted on Election Center website
  10. Convenient access to event registrations
Silver Membership
COSTS: $495 annually
1 complimentary Associate Members
  • Additional Associates can be added for $75 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Silver Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Participation in the Professional Practices Papers Award Program
  6. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  7. Participation in Member requested surveys
  8. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERA information
  9. CERA graduation information posted on Election Center website
  10. Convenient access to event registrations
Blue Membership
COSTS: $200 annually
(Blue membership is reserved for municipal and county election officials.)
  • Additional Associates can be added for $75 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Blue Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Participation in the Professional Practices Papers Award Program
  6. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  7. Participation in Member requested surveys
  8. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERA information
  9. CERA graduation information posted on Election Center website
  10. Convenient access to event registrations
Corporate Memberships
Corporate I Membership
COSTS: $25,000 annually
6 complimentary Corporate Associate Members
  • Additional Corporate Associates can be added for $100 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Corporate Level I Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERV)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  6. Participation in Member requested surveys
  7. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERV information
  8. CERV graduation information posted on Election Center website
  9. Convenient access to event registrations
ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE BENEFITS:
Two free exhibit spaces
  • 50% off two additional exhibit spaces
  • Two FREE conference registrations for each exhibit space utilized
  • Business name printed in conference program
  • Posted recognition at the conference
  • Attendance list provided to Exhibitor two weeks prior to the National Conference (this list includes attendee name, jurisdiction, email address, and work telephone number)
Corporate II Membership
COSTS: $10,000 annually
4 complimentary Corporate Associate Members
  • Additional Corporate Associates can be added for $100 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Corporate Level II Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERV)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  6. Participation in Member requested surveys
  7. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERV information
  8. CERV graduation information posted on Election Center website
  9. Convenient access to event registrations
ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE BENEFITS:
Two free exhibit spaces
  • 50% off two additional exhibit spaces
  • Two FREE conference registrations for each exhibit space utilized
  • Business name printed in conference program
  • Posted recognition at the conference
  • Attendance list provided to Exhibitor two weeks prior to the National Conference (this list includes attendee name, jurisdiction, email address, and work telephone number)
Corporate III Membership
COSTS: $5,000 annually
2 complimentary Corporate Associate Members
  • Additional Corporate Associates can be added for $100 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Corporate Level III Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERV)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  6. Participation in Member requested surveys
  7. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERV information
  8. CERV graduation information posted on Election Center website
  9. Convenient access to event registrations
ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE BENEFITS:
One free exhibit spaces
  • 50% off one additional exhibit spaces
  • Two FREE conference registrations for each exhibit space utilized
  • Attendance list provided to Exhibitor two weeks prior to the National Conference (this list includes attendee name, jurisdiction, email address, and work telephone number)
Corporate IV Membership
COSTS: $1,000 annually
1 complimentary Corporate Associate Member
  • Additional Corporate Associates can be added for $100 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Corporate Level IV Member.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERV)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  6. Participation in Member requested surveys
  7. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERV information
  8. CERV graduation information posted on Election Center website
  9. Convenient access to event registrations
ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE BENEFITS:
50% off one exhibit space
  • Two FREE conference registrations for each exhibit space utilized
  • Attendance list provided to Exhibitor two weeks prior to the National Conference (this list includes attendee name, jurisdiction, email address, and work telephone number)
Special Memberships
Bronze Individual Membership
COSTS: $395 annually

  • Bronze Individual Membership is only available if you do not qualify for any other level of membership.
  • No Associate Members allowed for this level
  • Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA/CERV) only if previously enrolled in courses at another membership level
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  3. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  4. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  5. Participation in Member requested surveys
  6. Access to Election Center membership account
  7. Convenient access to event registrations
Bronze Organization Membership
COSTS: $495 annually
1 complimentary Corporate Associate Member
  • Bronze Organization Membership is only available if you do not qualify for any other level of membership.
  • Intended for non-profit organizations
  • Additional Corporate Associates can be added for $100 each
  • Note that Associate Members must work directly for or with the Bronze Organizational Member.
  • Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA/CERV) only if previously enrolled in courses at another membership level
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  3. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  4. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  5. Participation in Member requested surveys
  6. Access to Election Center membership account
  7. Convenient access to event registrations
Retired Membership
COSTS: $79 annually

  • Retired Membership is only available to former Election Center members that have retired from Elections and do not have full-time employment.
  • Serving as a consultant for others, seasonal and/or occasional work for election vendor companies qualifies for this level.
  1. Membership rates to all Election Center events
    • Events include JEOLC, Special Workshops, Conferences, and Symposiums
  2. Participation in the Professional Education Program Courses (CERA/CERV)
  3. Participation in the Election Center Committees
  4. Member only access to Election Center website resources
  5. Participation in the Professional Practices Papers Award Program
  6. Receipt of Member Email Alerts (information sharing on election administration issues from legislation to upcoming events)
  7. Participation in Member requested surveys
  8. Access to Election Center membership account and individual CERA information
  9. CERA graduation information posted on Election Center website
  10. Convenient access to event registrations
Questions?
Contact us:
(281) 396-4309
We will be happy to discuss differences in membership levels or membership eligibility in detail with you.
CONTACT US

21946 Royal Montreal, Suite 100
Katy, TX 77450
281-396-4309 Phone
281-396-4315 Fax

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OUR MISSION

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