NASS New Voter Forum
One-day conference focused on best practices for young people and others

This week, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) held a New Voter Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum focused on voter outreach, education and best practices geared towards young people, minorities, active duty military and the disabled communities.

Over the last year, Americans have seen the impacts of new, young adults becoming engaged in the issues this country faces as well as the electoral process. According to Maria Benson, director of communications, NASS and its members believe it should embrace and assist them in becoming registered voters. It is also important to reach all voters to ensure that they understand where to vote, the mechanics of voting and when to vote.

“The NASS New Voter Forum was an exciting and significant conversation to have because it focused on some of the hardest constituencies for secretaries of state and stakeholder groups to reach including overseas, military, first-time, disabled, minority and young voters,” said Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos. Condos is also the current president-elect of NASS. “Voting is the very core of our democracy and reaching out to new voters is so important, especially as we approach the 2018 mid-term elections.” Read more…