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About NASS

Welcome to NASS, the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.    
Who We Are

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.  Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.  Learn more about the corporate affiliates that support this organization.
What We Do

serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy.  The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting and state business services, as well as several well-established awards programs. View the NASS Constitution and Bylaws.
NASS Committees cover a range of topics related to the Office of the Secretary of State/Lieutenant Governor.  Click here for a current list of our national officers.

The organization also has two membership sections for state government professionals:

Learn more about the 100+ year history of NASS by checking out the Pillars of Public Service information on this page (at right).

Voter Education & Outreach Partners

Each year, NASS receives numerous requests for partnerships from voter outreach and civics education groups with a national focus.  All requests are vetted in accordance with the association's partnership guidelines.
Download icon NASS Outreach Partnerships Criteria (PDF)

The following organizations are current NASS voter education & outreach partners:

•    Capitol Forum
•    Close Up Foundation
•    Kids Voting USA
•    National Student/Parent Mock Election
•    Nonprofit Vote 
•    University of Virginia Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI)





Upcoming Events

NASS 2017 Summer Conference
July 7-10, 2017
Westin Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

NASS 2018 Winter Conference
February 16-19, 2018
Fairmont Georgetown
Washington, DC

NASS 2018 Summer Conference
July 13-16, 2018
Loews Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

NASS President

Hon. Denise W. Merrill

Connecticut Secretary of State

NASS History

Compiled in honor of the 100th anniversary of NASS in 2004, Pillars of Public Service:  A History of NASS highlights the history of the organization. Updated on a biannual basis.

Downloads (.PDF files)
icon Introduction
icon A History of NASS
icon The States
icon NASS Conferences
icon Past Presidents
icon ByLaws and Constitution
icon Pillars Photo Gallery
icon SoS Statistics

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