About the Award

Established in 2011, the NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence & Achievement in Service) Award recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS, as well as honors the outstanding programs and achievements of NASS member offices. Nominations are encouraged in all areas of state government programming that is overseen or administered by Secretary of State or Lieutenant Governor offices throughout the U.S.

NASS 2017 IDEAS Award Recipient - Gov2Go


Pictured L-R: NIC's Bob Sanders and Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin with the 2017 IDEAS Award.

2018 IDEAS Award Nominations

Arizona - Election Petition Management System
California - Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google
Colorado - Cybersecurity Protects Election Integrity Initiative
Delaware - Open Data Challenge
Indiana - INBiz
Iowa - Helping Veterans and Iowans with Disabilities Vote
Kentucky - GoVoteKY Collaboration with InspireKY and Kentucky YMCA
Louisiana - Blue Dog I Voted Sticker
Mississippi - Y'all Business
Ohio - iBook: Pathway to the Presidency
West Virginia - High School Civic Engagement Honorary SOS Program & Jennings Randolph Award

IDEAS Award Recipients

2017: Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State, Gov2Go App

2016: Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State, BIG Map

2015: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Business Intelligence Center/Go Code Colorado

2014: Office of the Colorado Secretary of State, Colorado eLearning Program

2013: Office of the Louisiana Secretary of State, GeauxVote Mobile Program

2012: Office of the Nebraska Secretary of State, Online Rules Tracking Application

Nomination & Selection Information

The NASS Awards Committee reviews and evaluates all eligible submissions for the award. The committee may select up to four finalists, with the final award recipient chosen by a vote of the full NASS membership