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The '''National Association of Secretaries of State''' is a national organization for [[Secretary of State|state secretaries of state of the United States]].
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The '''National Association of Secretaries of State''' is a national organization for [[Secretary of State|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 Governor|lieutenant governors]] as members.<ref name=about>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=190&Itemid=483 ''NASS,'' "About NASS," November 27, 2013]</ref> NASS extends membership to officials from all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the District of Columbia.<ref name=about></ref>
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==Mission==
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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."<ref name=about></ref>
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Current areas of special interest include:
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* Election administration<ref>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=313%3Anass-elections-committee&catid=19%3Anass-committees&Itemid=369 ''NASS,'' "NASS Elections Committee," November 29,2013]</ref>
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* Voter registration and participation<ref>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=318%3Anass-voter-participation-committee&catid=19%3Anass-committees&Itemid=369 ''NASS,'' "NASS Voter Participation Committee," November 20, 2013]</ref>
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* Business incorporation<ref>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=517 ''NASS,'' "NASS Company Formation Task Force," December 2, 2013]</ref>
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* Archival technology<ref>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108%3Adigital-records&catid=35&Itemid=483 ''NASS,'' "Digital Records," December 2, 2013]</ref>
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==Current Officers==
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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.<ref name=eboard>[http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=316%3Anass-executive-board&catid=19%3Anass-committees&Itemid=369 ''NASS,'' "NASS Executive Board," November 26, 2013]</ref>
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As of November 2013, [[Tre Hargett]] held the presidency, while [[Kate Brown]] was president-elect.<ref name=eboard></ref> The other eight members of the Executive Board were:
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* Treasurer: [[Jason Gant]]
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* Secretary: [[Tom Schedler]]
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* Past President: Ross Miller
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* Eastern Region Vice President: [[Jim Condos]]
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* Southern Region Vice President: [[Natalie Tennant]]
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* Midwestern Region Vice President: [[Connie Lawson]]
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* Western Region Vice President: [[Kim Wyman]]
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* Member at Large (ACR Liaison): [[Matt Dunlap]]
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* Member at Large (NPA Liaison): [[Mark Martin]]
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==Past Officers==
  
 
Officers of NASS as of November 2009 were:
 
Officers of NASS as of November 2009 were:
  
* [[Trey Grayson]], President
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* President: [[Trey Grayson]]
* [[Matthew Dunlap]], President-Elect
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* President-Elect: [[Matthew Dunlap]]
* [[Beth Chapman]], Treasurer
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* Treasurer: [[Beth Chapman]]
* [[Mark Ritchie]], Secretary
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* Secretary: [[Mark Ritchie]]
* [[Pedro A. Cortés]], Past-President
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* Past-President: [[Pedro A. Cortés]]
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==Services and Publications==
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NASS provides services to government professionals through two subsidiary national organizations:
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* The [http://www.administrativerules.org/|Administrative Codes and Registers Section] for government workers who make administrative rules<ref>[http://www.administrativerules.org/ ''AdministrativeRules.org,'' December 12, 2013]</ref>
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* The [http://www.npa-section.com/home.html|Notary Public Administrators Section] for professionals interested in the administration of notaries<ref>[http://www.npa-section.com/home.html ''NPA Section,'' December 12, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
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* [[State executive official elections, 2011]]
 
* [[Secretary of State elections, 2010]]
 
* [[Secretary of State elections, 2010]]
  
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* [http://www.nass.org/ Website of the National Association of Secretaries of State]
 
* [http://www.nass.org/ Website of the National Association of Secretaries of State]
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* [http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=787 NASS History in .pdf format]
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==References==
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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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