NASS New Voter Forum

Washington DC

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

Hotel Reservations:

Fairmont Georgetown
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037


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. All meetings will take place at the Fairmont Georgetown.

May 21st


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome Remarks
Kennedy Ballroom

  • Hon. Jim Condos, Secretary of State, Vermont

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Accessible Voting Initiatives
Kennedy Ballroom

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

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

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

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

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Kennedy Foyer

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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

Moderator - Ms. Lindsay Daniels, Associate Director, Elections, Democracy Fund

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

  • 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 and New Citizens
Kennedy Ballroom

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

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

  • Ms. Holli Holliday, Senior Political and Data Advisor, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

  • 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
Kennedy Ballroom

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

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Kennedy Foyer

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Mr. Norman Bristol Colón, Director of Special Projects, Pennsylvania Secretary of State

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Remarks
Kennedy Ballroom

  • Hon. Paul Pate, Secretary of State, Iowa