The secretary of state is the state's chief election official and ensures the office meets its statutory responsibilities. The office has a four-year term and is currently held by Steve Simon, elected in 2014.
The secretary chairs the State Canvassing Board, convenes Minnesota's electoral college, and serves on the Executive Council, Board of Investment and Minnesota Historical Society.
As keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota, the secretary certifies the authenticity of official documents such as acts of the Legislature, and proclamations and executive orders issued by the governor.
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