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 West Virginia Election Manager Named To National Board

     Charleston, W.Va. – David Nichols, the Elections Manager in Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant’s Office, was elected to the National Association of State Elections Directors (NASED) Executive Committee during their annual conference this week in Washington, D.C.

Elections Manager David Nichols has been named
Secretary of the NASED Executive Committee
in Washington, D.C.
    Nichols, who has served as West Virginia Elections Manager since January of 2009, was elected Secretary of the national committee.
    The committee is responsible for planning conferences and working with stakeholders to represent NASED as a group. Executive Committee members are considered leaders in administration of elections and are elected for a one year term.
    “I am honored to be selected by my peers for this position,” Nichols said. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the table and also working closely with other election administrators to continue to provide open, free, and fair elections to our citizens.”
    “I am proud of the work Dave and the Elections Division do for the candidates and voters in West Virginia,” Tennant said. “We in the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office have become part of the national discussion on many issues, and this will continue that involvement.”
    According to the NASED website, the group’s mission statement is to “promote accessible, accurate and transparent elections in the United States and U.S. Territories.” The group was formed in 1989, and according to the website, “Though the issues have changed somewhat over the years, the purpose of NASED has remained the same—to serve as an exchange of best practices and ideas.”
    For more information about NASED, visit their website at www.nased.org.


Jake Glance
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