Arizona Secretary of State
Below you'll find information about the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State is the Chief Filing Officer for Arizona. Since Arizona does not elect a Lieutenant Governor, The Secretary is next in line in succession if the Governor leaves office due to death, resignation, or impeachment. The Secretary of State’s office is responsible for documenting business partnerships in Arizona, registering trade names, trademarks, and give out certificates of registration. Additionally, The Secretary of State is Chief Election Officer in the state and is tasked with certifying voting devices, election results, candidates, and ballot measures. The Secretary of State’s office is where candidates and lobbyists file campaign finance and expenditure reports. The Secretary of State also has the authority to commission notaries, certify notarized documents and the office can permit the use of the Great Seal of the State of Arizona.