Joint NASS and NASED Post-Election Day Statement

For Immediate Release – Nov. 4, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Post-Election Day joint statement from the National Asso­ciation of Secretaries of State (NASS) and the National Association of State Elec­tion Directors (NASED):

“We would first like to thank local election officials, the millions of voters and the thousands of election workers for their participation throughout the 2020 general election. Our nation’s democracy functions best when its citizens come together to support free and fair elections.

Over the course of the election, more than 100 million ballots were safely and se­curely cast, both in-person and by mail. Election offices nationwide are now dili­gently counting every eligible ballot cast. While the media has already called many races, it is important to remember these results are unofficial and numbers will continue to change until they have been reviewed and certified by election of­ficials. Please know, this is standard for each election.

If you have questions about post-election processes, always turn to your state and local election officials as the trusted sources of accurate information. By do­ing so, you can avoid falling victim to misinformation from unverified sources. You can find links to state election offices on NASS’s nonpartisan website”

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NASS Media Contact:
Maria Benson, Director of Communications | 202-624-3528 |

NASED Media Contact:
Amy Cohen, Executive Director | 240-801-6029 |