About NASS

Welcome to NASS, the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.

Who We Are

Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.  Membership is open to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories. Meet the corporate affiliates that support the organization. 

What We Do

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, and state heritage/archives. View the NASS Constitution and Bylaws.

NASS Committees cover a range of topics related to the Office of the Secretary of State/Lieutenant Governor. Click here for a list of national officers.

The organization also has two membership sections for state government professionals:

Learn more about the 100+ year history of NASS by checking out the Pillars of Public Service information on this page (at right).

Voter Education & Outreach Partners

Each year, NASS receives numerous requests for partnerships from voter outreach and civics education groups with a national focus.  All requests are vetted in accordance with the association's partnership guidelines.

View NASS Outreach Partnerships Criteria

The following organizations are current NASS voter education & outreach partners:

•    Capitol Forum 
•    Close Up Foundation
•    Kids Voting USA 
•    National Student/Parent Mock Election 
•    Nonprofit Vote 
•    University of Virginia Youth Leadership Initiative