Welcome to NASS, the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.
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, American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more about the corporate affiliates that support this organization.
What We Do
NASS 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, state business services and digital archiving, as well as several well-established awards programs. View the NASS Constitution/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: Administrative Codes & Registers (ACR) and Notary Public Administrators (NPA).
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.
The following organizations are current NASS voter education & outreach partners:
• Capitol Forum
NASS 2012-2013 President
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. This information is updated on a biannual basis.