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About the Agency

The Secretary of State's office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical treasures.

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About Debra Bowen

Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State

A pioneer in open government reform, election integrity, and personal privacy rights, Debra Bowen became only the sixth woman in California history elected to a statewide constitutional office when she was elected as Secretary of State in 2006. Secretary Bowen was reelected to her second term in November 2010.

Bill Chapters

The Secretary of State assigns an Assembly or Senate bill (bill) a number known as the chapter number; when the Governor approves, signs, dates, and deposits the bill with the Secretary of State. This copy is the official record and law of the State.

Current Career & Contracting Opportunities

View Secretary of State career opportunities, current job openings, and contracting opportunities.

Agency Reports

The Secretary of State is required to submit reports to the California State Legislature and to the federal government on a number of the Agency's programs.

California Roster

The California Roster, also known as the Roster of Public Officials, is a listing of California's public officeholders, including our United States government officials, the Constitutional officers, members of the State Senate and Assembly, the Judicial branch, county officials, and Incorporated city and town officials.

News Releases and Advisories

Latest News from Secretary of State's Office.


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A process of the promulgation, monitoring, and enforcement of rules, established by primary and/or delegated legislation.