Established in 2011, the NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence & Achievement in Service) Award recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS, as well as honors the outstanding programs and achievements of NASS member offices. Nominations are encouraged in all areas of state government programming that is overseen or administered by Secretary of State or Lieutenant Governor offices throughout the U.S.
Hon. Jocelyn Benson, MI whose office received the 2021 NASS IDEAS Award.
Photo credit: Philip Smith, 1L Photo
IDEAS Award Recipients
2021: Office of the Michigan Secretary of State, Democracy is a Team Sport: Forging Active Partnerships Between Election Officials and Major League Sports
2020: Office of the California Secretary of State, VoteSure: A Public Education Campaign Encouraging Voters to be Vigilant of Election Misinformation
2019: Office of the Iowa Secretary of State, Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cybersecurity
2018: Office of the California Secretary of State, Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google
2017: Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State, Gov2Go App
2016: Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State, BIG Map
2015: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Business Intelligence Center/Go Code Colorado
2014: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado eLearning Program
2013: Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State, GeauxVote Mobile Program
2012: Office of the Nebraska Secretary of State, Online Rules Tracking Application
Nomination & Selection Information
The NASS Awards Committee reviews and evaluates all eligible submissions for the award. The committee may select up to four finalists, with the final award recipient chosen by a vote of the full NASS membership