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.

Here is a list of those reports submitted by program area since 2006.

If you wish to receive any of these reports in hard copy, please contact the Secretary of State's office at (916) 653-7244.

Business Filing Processing Time
The Secretary of State is required to report monthly to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Department of Finance on the progress made in reducing the time it takes to process business filings.
California Business Connect
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committees of the Legislature each quarter on the progress of the California Business Connect project.
Citizens Redistricting Commission
The Secretary of State was required to issue a one-time report to the Legislature on the Agency's plan to provide assistance to the Citizens Redistricting Commission until such time when the Commission could hire its own staff.
Flexible Purpose and Benefit Corporations
The Secretary of State was required to issue a one-time report to the Legislature by June 30, 2013, on the status of a new type of corporation, Flexible Purpose Corporations. This report also includes information on another new and similar corporation type, Benefit Corporations.
Help America Vote Act
The Secretary of State is required to report annually to the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the Legislature on how the Agency is complying with the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).
Online Disclosure Act
The Secretary of State was required to issue a one-time report to the Legislature on the Agency's compliance with the Online Disclosure Act of 1997.
Post-Election Risk-Limiting Audit Pilot Program
The Secretary of State is required to report periodically to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), which funded this program, and to the Legislature, which authorized this program.
Safe At Home, Confidential Address Program
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Legislature each year on the operation of California's "Safe at Home" program.
State Leadership Accountability Act Reports
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Department of Finance biennially on the review of our systems of internal control and monitoring processes.
Signature Stamps
The Secretary of State was required to issue a one-time report to the Legislature on the use of signature stamps during one election cycle.
Student Voter Registration
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Legislature each year on student voter registration efforts undertaken by the Agency.
Uniform Commercial Code
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Legislature each year on the operations of the Uniform Commercial Code Section of the Agency.
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) each year on how the Agency and county elections officials are serving military and overseas voters under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).
Voter Information Guide Funds Report
The Secretary of State is required to submit to the Director of Finance and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee an itemized estimate of the cost for preparing, printing, and mailing of the State Voter Information Guide.
Voter Registration Database (VoteCal)
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Legislature periodically on the progress made toward building a new statewide voter registration database.
Behested Payments to State Officials
The Secretary of State is required to report to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) any behested payments made on his or her behalf principally for legislative, governmental or charitable purposes pursuant to Government Code section 82015 and FPPC Regulation 18215.3; behested payment reports are also available on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov.