NASS Statement on the Omnibus Signing

For Immediate Release – March 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. The members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) are extremely pleased that the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, just signed by the President, includes $380 million of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds. This funding will help states further prepare for the 2018 election by increasing cyberse­curity, replacing aging voting equipment, educating voters and much more. 


We look forward to learning more from U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on the timing and process for distributing these payments.

Election officials across the country are working every day to secure our elections and NASS members are pleased Congress and the President have committed to aiding us by providing these much needed resources. We again thank Senators, House Members and their staff for their determined efforts to include this crucial money in the Omnibus.

To learn more about NASS’ previous requests for HAVA funding please click here.



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Media Contact:
Maria (Dill) Benson, Director of Communications | 202-624-3528 |


About NASS:

Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public of­ficials in the U.S. Membership is open to the 50 states and all U.S. territories. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooper­ation in the development of public policy.