Nov 06, 2018
Dec 03, 2017 - Mar 06, 2018
The Alabama Secretary of State is Alabama's chief election official and certifies vote totals, ballots and fundraising records. He or she is also responsible for business registration and keeping the state government's official documents and public records. The Alabama Constitution directs the secretary of state to keep the great seal of the state, "authenticate therewith all official acts of the governor, resolutions, appointments to office and administrative orders." Besides officially recording the governor's acts, state law gives the secretary of state "more than 1,000 different duties... virtually all of them [involving] processing and filing documents that are public records." These records include business registrations, legislative acts, land records, campaign finance records, trademarks and others. The secretary also certifies notaries public and civil law notaries. Additionally, the secretary of state is the state's chief election officer and responsible for running and recording the results of all state elections. The current salary for the office is $85,248/year.