Democracy: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.
National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award
The Medallion Award is a program established by the National Association of Secretaries of State in 2001 to honor individuals, groups, or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of NASS in one or more of the following areas: improving elections, with special emphasis on voter education and increasing voter participation; civic education, including the teaching, promotion, and study of this subject; and service to state government—specifically, as it relates to improving democracy in the state.
Vermont Secretary of State’s Enduring Democracy Award
The Vermont Secretary of State Enduring Democracy Award honors individuals and organizations that have shown an outstanding commitment to promoting democracy in the Vermont.