South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant was recently selected to serve as the co-chair of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Committee on Elections. Gant will serve as co-chair along with Secretary of State Ralph Mollis (RI-D) for the 2012-2013 term.
"I am honored to serve in this capacity," said Gant. "I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow Secretaries of State to improve election practices across the nation and to be able to apply what I learn to South Dakota."
The NASS Committee on Elections is dedicated to educating and informing NASS members about state election administration practices and laws, as well as tracking proposed federal legislation and election reform proposals such as voter ID. This committee also follows the activities of relevant federal agencies and congressional committees.
"This year's committee leadership represents a broad and diverse array of state officials with a strong commitment to our association and its mission," said NASS President Secretary of State Ross J. Miller (NV-D), who appointed Gant.
Gant, who served as co-chair of the Business Services Committee last year, was actively involved in business identity theft issues, business Internet domain extensions, and federal legislation on corporate formation issues.