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National Association of Secretaries of State

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The National Association of Secretaries of State is a national organization for state secretaries of state of the United States. Since membership is based on an official's duties and not their formal title, NASS also counts some lieutenant governors as members.[1] NASS extends membership to officials from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia.[1]

Mission

NASS gives secretaries of state and other public officials a setting to meet each other and work together on common interests. Specifically, it "...serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy."[1]

Current areas of special interest include:

  • Election administration[2]
  • Voter registration and participation[3]
  • Business incorporation[4]
  • Archival technology[5]

Current Officers

NASS is governed by the Executive Board, which is led by the President and President-elect. These two officers are of opposite parties so that control of the Presidency rotates each year.[6]

As of November 2013, Tre Hargett held the presidency, while Kate Brown was president-elect.[6] The other eight members of the Executive Board were:

Past Officers

Officers of NASS as of November 2009 were:

Services and Publications

NASS provides services to government professionals through two subsidiary national organizations:

See also

External links

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