About the Award

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.

NASS 2018 IDEAS Award Recipient - California - Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google


Pictured L-R: Ms. Leslie Reynolds, Executive Director, NASS and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla with the 2018 IDEAS Award.

2019 IDEAS Award Finalists

Iowa - Partnerships Pay Dividends: A Roadmap to Election Cybersecurity

North Carolina - Electronic Mortgage Closing: From Aspirational Vision to Commercial Reality

Rhode Island - Department of State Educator Resources

IDEAS Award Recipients

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