As we head into 2020, we urge you to turn to your state and local election officials for your election questions – from voter registration to polling locations, voting methods and more.
It’s imperative for all Americans to understand election officials are the verified, trusted sources for election information. By driving voters to election officials, we can cut down on the misinformation and disinformation that can surround elections, ensuring all citizens have the accurate information they need to vote.
To help spread this message to eligible voters across the nation, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has created the #TrustedInfo2020 education effort. This is a bipartisan initiative. As president and president-elect of NASS, and members of different parties, we are calling on people to go to their state and local election officials when seeking elections-related information.
Each state has a chief election official who oversees elections. While 40 secretaries of state across the country serve as their state’s chief election official, the other 10 states and six U.S. territories are run by a board or commission of elections.
When looking for your state’s chief election official, CanIVote.org is a good place to start. This is a nonpartisan website created by election officials and run by NASS to help eligible voters find out how and where to go to vote. This site will direct you to your state election official’s page where you will find all the information you need to successfully vote on or before Election Day.
Also, a tip from the pros – be sure to follow the verified accounts of your chief state election official on social media for election information, news and updates.
NASS is proud to have 28 organizations as partners to amplify #TrustedInfo2020 messaging including: the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Facebook, Google, National Association of State Election Directors, Nonprofit VOTE, Twitter, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Verified Voting, Women in Government, YMCA Youth in Government and many more.
NASS is a great place for secretaries of state to exchange ideas. We are fortunate to have this organization which brings us together to better serve the American people. When we join forces to tackle these bipartisan issues, we strengthen our democracy. Help us by sharing only verified, credible election information and promoting #TrustedInfo2020 from your state and local election officials.
To learn more #TrustedInfo2020 and see the full list of partners visit nass.org.