The Somerset County Board of Elections subscribes to these principals:
Freedom is an inherent human right, but it is also fragile and can be lost through neglect or misuse.
Freedom requires responsibility
Freedom can best be maintained and nurtured through the democratic process. The success of the democratic process requires fair and open elections which accurately reflect the intent of the electorate.
Therefore, it is our unique role as elections officials to serve as the gatekeepers of Democracy.
It is our sacred honor to protect and promote public trust and confidence by our conduct of accurate and fair elections.
As the public’s guardians of freedom within a democratic society, we are responsible for the integrity of the process. Our role demands that these principals must be placed above personal or partisan gain.
Nurturing and protecting Democracy is a team effort in the profession of elections administration. Our task requires wisdom, courage and the desire to remain focused on our vision of free and impartial elections despite changes in our society and its laws.
By dedicated adherence to the Principles and Standard of Conduct, we demonstrate our loyalty to freedom, pride in our profession and a commitment to the democratic process.
The Election Center