About the Award
Established in 2011, the NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence & Achievement in Service) Award recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS, as well as honors the outstanding programs and achievements of NASS member offices. Nominations are encouraged in all areas of state government programming that is overseen or administered by Secretary of State or Lieutenant Governor offices throughout the U.S.
National Finalists: 2016 NASS IDEAS Award
- Colorado Secretary of State: Accountability in Colorado Elections (ACE)
- Montana Secretary of State: Montana Civic Engagement
- Nevada Secretary of State: Nevada's Effective Absentee System for Elections (EASE)
West Virginia Secretary of State: Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map
NASS 2016 IDEAS Award Recipient
Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State – Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map
Photo, at left: West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and Deputy Secretary Sheryl Webb receive the 2016 IDEAS Award from NASS President Tom Schedler, LA.
IDEAS Award Recipients
2016: Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Industry Growth (BIG) Map
2014: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado eLearning Program
2013: Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State, GeauxVote Mobile Program
2012: Office of the Nebraska Secretary of State, Online Rules Tracking Application
Nomination & Selection Information
The NASS Awards Committee reviews and evaluates all eligible submissions for the award. The committee may select up to four finalists, with the final award recipient chosen by a vote of the full NASS membership. Presentation of the award takes place at the annual NASS summer conference.