Learn Who Your Secretary of State Is

Learn who your current Secretary of State is–the person who is usually responsible for overseeing elections.

Sure, you know who represents you in Congress and in your state legislature. But there are other elected state officials who affect your life.

The Secretary of State (a job title that’s styled as “Secretary of the Commonwealth” in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) should get more attention.

As of January 2020, a total of 40 Secretaries of State also serve as the Chief State Election Official–the person who oversees elections.

As with United States Governors, these officials have their own organization: the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

And as with the governors, the NASS website maintains a page that displays the photographs of all current Secretaries of State, along with information about each.

It doesn’t offer capsule biographies but it does identify which Secretaries of State also oversee their state’s elections.

The page also gives public contact information for each official.

See the current list of serving Secretaries of State, as featured on the dedicated NASS page:


Bookmark the page to find your own Secretary of State, and to find those of your chosen Swing State and Red State.

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