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Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita was this weekend elected to serve as treasurer of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) at their summer meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota. Following the tradition of the organization to maintain continuity of leadership, the position puts him in line to be president of the association for the 2007-2008 term. The Association's presidency traditionally alternates between Republicans and Democrats.
Rokita previously served NASS as chairman of the Voter Participation Committee, vice-chairman of the Securities Committee, and as a member of several committees including the Elections Committee. Rokita also served as one of the five members of the Standing Corporate Affiliate Advisory Committee whose duty it is to consider corporate sponsors of the organization and chaired a NASS national youth summit on voting.
Rokita's duties as treasurer of NASS will include handling the organization's finances and serving as a member of the Executive Board; he will join the other Board members in the general management and control of the business and direction of the association.
"I am humbled and honored my peers have elected me to this post and will strive to meet their expectations of me," said Rokita. "I will work to meet the other Secretaries' trust in my leadership in what will be a critical stretch of time for our nation and our election officers."
NASS is the nation's oldest professional, non-partisan organization of public officials and represents members from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Secretary Rokita attended the NASS Summer Conference over the weekend and presented Indiana's provisional voting plan, which is regarded as a national model.
Secretary Rokita was also elected in February to serve on the national nine-member Executive Board of the Federal Election Assistance Commission Standards Board which is charged with assisting the Election Assistance Commission in reviewing voting system guidelines and best practices recommendations for facilitating military and overseas voting.