Office of the Secretary of State, State of Missouri



The Office of the Secretary of State has many diverse responsibilities, all linked by the common theme of information. The office is responsible for collecting, compiling, storing and publishing a variety of state documents. The Secretary of State, as keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, authenticates official acts of the governor. In addition, the Secretary of State serves as the chief elections official in Missouri.

Functions of the office are divided into six areas: Elections, Securities, Business Services, State Library,Records Services, and Administrative Rules. The Executive Deputy Secretary of State is charged by law with implementing the policies and procedures of the secretary, and supervising day-to-day operations of certain phases of the office.

There are approximately 265 employees of the Secretary of State's office.