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Secretary of State of Louisiana

The Secretary of State of Louisiana is one of the elected constitutional officers of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The position was created by Article 4, Section 7 of the Louisiana Constitution.

The current Secretary of State is Tom Schedler.


  • Structure & Organization 1
  • Other services 2
  • List of Secretaries of State 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Structure & Organization

The Secretary of State's Office is composed of eight divisions:

  • The Louisiana State Archives is a division of the Secretary of State's office, and is the official repository for all historical records of the state.
  • The Commissions Division grants commission certificates to state officials, as well as justices of the peace and clergymen (to perform marriages). This division also issues apostilles, and attests and affixes the state seal to pardons issued by the Governor.
  • The Commercial Division registers corporations and other business entities, administers the state trademark laws, and files liens pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. This division also serves as the registered agent for service of process in certain types of lawsuits.[1]
  • The Elections Division is responsible for the administration of all elections within the state.[2] Campaign finance and lobbying are regulated by the Louisiana Ethics Administration, a separate agency.
  • The Museums Division operates the state's many museums and historical exhibits.
  • The Notaries Division licenses and supervises notaries public
  • The Publications Division publishes the state laws of Louisiana, as well as other informational documents of the state government.
  • The Voter Outreach Division is responsible for educating and promoting voter rights to current and future voters by coordinating with schools, private organizations, and holding its own Voter Registration Drives.

Other services

List of Secretaries of State

See also


  1. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State, Commercial Division, Administrative Services
  2. ^ Mission and history of the Elections Division
  3. ^ About Louisiana One Call
  4. ^ Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority

External links

  • Official homepage of the Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Official Voting Portal. Created to help voters remember address.
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