NASS New Voter Forum

Washington D.C.
When:

May 21

Where:

Washington, D.C.

Facility:

Fairmont Georgetown

This forum will focus on voter outreach, education and best practices geared towards young people, minorities, active duty military and the disabled communities.

Registration:

Click here to register for the NASS New Voter Forum!

The registration fee for Secretaries of State, State Government Staff and Outreach Organization Representatives is $75 per person. If you are a speaker on the agenda for this event, you do not need to register. Online registration ends on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. There are no refunds for this event.

Press/ Media: To attend this event please contact Maria (Dill) Benson, NASS Communications Director at
mbenson@sso.org.

Hotel Reservations:

Fairmont Georgetown
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
202-429-2400 (mention NASS New Voter Forum when booking)

Click here to book now!

The NASS rate at the Fairmont Georgetown is $253 per night, plus 14.5% tax. Rate is guaranteed through Monday, April 30, 2018, or until the room block sells out. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel/travel arrangements. To make reservations by phone, call 202-429-2400 and mention NASS New Voter Forum to receive the discounted rate. Any cancellations, no-shows or early departures without 72-hours advance notice will result in the forfeiture of one nights deposit.

Transportation:

The Fairmont Georgetown is approx. 5 miles from Reagan National Airport (DCA). Please arrange your own ground transportation.

Taxi - To/from the airport is approx. $25 one way.
Uber/Lyft - Both are available at Reagan National Airport. Rates vary.
Parking - Valet parking at the hotel overnight is $56 daily.
Metro - From Reagan National Airport (DCA) take the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center. Exit the Metro at the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station. After exiting, walk towards 24th St. NW. Turn right onto 24th St. NW and walk approximately ½ mile. The Fairmont Georgetown will be on the left.

Event Agenda:

Agenda is subject to change. Meeting dress is business attire. Valid meeting ID badge is required for entry to ALL meetings.

May 21st

MONDAY

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks

  • Hon. Jim Condos, Secretary of State, Vermont

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Accessible Voting Initiatives

Moderator - Hon. Thomas Hicks, Chairman, Election Assistance Commission

  • Hon. Jim Condos, Secretary of State, Vermont

  • Ms. Nikki Charlson, Deputy Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections

  • Mr. Ben Jackson, Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Improving the Voting Process for Overseas Voters, Active Duty Military and Veterans

Moderator - Mr. David Beirne, Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program

  • Hon. Paul Pate, Secretary of State, Iowa

  • Mr. Mike Queen, Deputy Chief of Staff & Communications Director, West Virginia Secretary of State

  • Mr. Kamanzi Kalisa, Director of Overseas Voting Initiative, Council of State Governments

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

How Social Media and Technology Can Aid in Registering and Educating New Voters

Moderator - Hon. Tre Hargett, Secretary of State, Tennessee

  • Ms. Maria Bianchi, Project Manager, Voting Information Project

  • Mr. Mike Hogan, Elections Product Manager, Facebook

  • Ms. Bridget Coyne, Senior Manager of Public Policy, Twitter

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Hosted by Democracy Fund

  • Ms. Amanda Bainton, Family Initiative Executive Director, Military Officers Association of America Foundation

  • Dr. Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Ph.D., Director of CIRCLE, Tufts University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Outreach to Minority Voters: Including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and New Citizens

Moderator - Mr. James Hill, Associate Director of Communications & Partnerships, Nonprofit VOTE

  • Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Secretary of State, New Mexico

  • Ms. Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

  • Ms. Kristi Dougan, Voter Outreach Coordinator, Michigan Secretary of State's Bureau of Elections

  • Ms. Juliana Cabrales, Mid-Atlantic Director of Civic Engagement, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Modernizing Our Democracy to Engage First-time Voters and Students

Moderator - Mr. Joey Wozniak, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Mile 22

  • Hon. John Merrill, Secretary of State, Alabama

  • Mr. Jesse Melgar, Deputy Secretary of State, California Secretary of State

  • Ms. Nicole Lagace, Senior Advisor & Communications Director, Rhode Island Secretary of State

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

INSPIRE U.S. - Making an Impact on Youth Voting Across the Country

Moderator - Ms. Chelsea Costello, National Program Manager, INSPIRE U.S.

  • Hon. Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State, Kentucky

  • Mr. Mike Queen, Deputy Chief of Staff & Communications Director, West Virginia Secretary of State

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Hon. Paul Pate, Secretary of State, Iowa