Nov 06, 2018
Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
The Secretary of State for Georgia, an elected constitutional official, is responsible for a wide range of services and regulatory duties, in addition to being the keeper of the Great Seal of Georgia and the custodian of the state flag and other state symbols. The secretary of state also chairs the Claims Advisory Board, which receives, investigates, and hears civil claims against the state. Responsibilities of the secretary's office include supervising and monitoring elections and providing campaign finance disclosure, managing and preserving public records, providing educational programs about the capitol, and licensing, monitoring, and registering professionals and businesses. The office includes the divisions of archives, elections, corporations, securities and business regulation, professional licensing boards, and the state capitol. Attached agencies are the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, State Ethics Commission, and the Georgia Real Estate Commission and Appraisers Board. The primary duties of the secretary of state are to: register corporations in the state of Georgia, run the state's election system, oversee licensure of certain professions, and regulate the state's securities market. Additionally, the secretary of state maintains the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta and the Georgia State Archives. The salary for this position is $130,690/year.