Nation's Secretaries of State Opening 2017 Summer Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana

For Immediate Release
July 7, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Secretaries of State and state government representatives from 38states and Puerto Rico are convening this week at the Westin Indianapolis (241 W. Washington Street) for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) 2017 Summer Conference, which runs from July 7 to July 10.  

"It is a credit to our state that NASS chose Indianapolis as the site for its national summer conference. It’s also a personal privilege to welcome fellow secretaries of state, their senior staff and families from across this nation. Hosting a conference of this magnitude allows us to showcase the unique cultural and historical attractions that Indy has to offer, and I look forward to some very timely discussions on state government programs and policy issues," said Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson.

The four-day conference is comprised of committee meetings, state shared practices sessions and policy discussions focused on election administration, business services, digital government and international relations.

Panel topics include military and overseas voting and international election observation efforts.Election security and remote notarization are also major discussion issues. On July 10, the association plans to induct its new slate of officers for the 2017-2018 cycle, featuring the installation of Indiana’s Lawson as NASS President.

An expo featuring 20 companies showcasing products and services that assist state government agencies will also be on-site.

"We are thrilled with the high level of state participation and private sector support for this year’s NASS summer conference,” noted NASS President and Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill. "We are grateful to Secretary Lawson and the entirety of the Indiana Secretary of State office for welcoming us to their beautiful capital city and showcasing all of what Indianapolis has to offer."

A full meeting agenda is available online HERE.

About NASS

Founded in 1904, NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services, digital archiving, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs. 


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