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About the Arizona Secretary of State:

The Arizona Secretary of State acts as the Chief Election Officer. The Secretary is next in line in succession should the Governor leave office due to death, resignation or impeachment.

The Basics of the Arizona Secretary of State:

The Arizona Secretary of State acts as the Chief Election Officer, certifying state election results and keeping records of state campaign finances and financial disclosures. The Secretary also is second in line to the Governor, acting in the Governor’s place in case of emergency or when out of state, and is next in line in succession should the Governor leave office due to death, resignation or impeachment. The Secretary also registers trade names and trademarks, and issues certificates of registration for businesses. The Secretary authorizes use of the Arizona state seal on official documents going to other states or foreign countries.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Arizona Secretary of State:

The Arizona Secretary of State acts as the Chief Election Officer, certifying statewide election results and keeping records of candidates’ campaign finances. The Secretary also is second in line to the Governor, acting in the Governor’s place in case of emergency or when out of state, and is next in line in succession should the Governor leave office due to death, resignation or impeachment. The Secretary also registers trade names and trademarks, and issues certificates of registration for businesses. The Secretary authorizes use of the Arizona state seal on official documents going to other states or foreign countries.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.