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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

What's Filed

What's filed at the Secretary of State's Office

People who want to be elected have to fill out forms to keep on file at the Secretary of State's Office so their names can be put on the ballot.  The people who work at the Secretary of State's Office help to run elections and make sure elections are fair and honest.

One of the best things we get to do in America is to vote for the people who will make our laws. That's also why it is important that people vote. That's why it's important that elections are fair.

For more information about elections, especially geared toward young people, click here.

People who want to start a business also have to fill out forms to keep on file at the Secretary of State's Office so everyone knows who is running a business in Minnesota.  There are thousands of businesses in Minnesota, so keeping track of all of the papers they file at the Secretary of State's Office is a big job.

For more information about businesses, especially for young people, click here.

The Secretary of State's Office puts the Great Seal of Minnesota on the papers that are filed in the office. The Seal is a symbol that is placed on official documents to prove that they are genuine.

Last updated: 6/1/2009 2:52:59 PM