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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2020
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO, CA - The State of California is taking proactive measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Among the steps being taken, Secretary of State Alex Padilla is strongly encouraging all California residents to use the Secretary of State’s online services.
“I urge all Californians to follow the guidance of the Governor and public health officials, and that includes social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19," Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. "Fortunately, the Secretary of State's office provides many services online, so Californians can continue to conduct their business with the state while avoiding a visit to our office or to the post office. This pandemic is forcing many of us to make significant changes to our lifestyles, but we are all in this together. If you need assistance with business filings, elections, archives, and more, the Secretary of State team is here to help."
Safe at Home:
Locate the enrollment agency for the Secretary of State's confidential address program nearest you by visiting: https://www.sos.ca.gov/registries/safe-home/where-find-enrolling-agency/
Business Programs Division:
Whether you are filing a financing statement pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, searching for a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership filing or confirming the standing of an immigration consultant, the Secretary of State’s bizfile portal has all your online filing and search needs in one location. The following business transactions are available online at http://bizfile.sos.ca.gov/:
Political Reform Division:
Cal-Access provides financial information supplied by state candidates, donors, lobbyists, and others: http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/
** Please note, not all transactions can be conducted online.
Individuals needing to conduct a transaction that is not available online and have concerns about visiting the Secretary of State’s office in person can call or email the following Secretary of State Divisions:
Elections: (916) 657-2166, email: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/contact/email-elections-division/
Business: (916) 657–5448, email(s): https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/contact/
Constituent services: (916) 653-6774, email: https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/contact-information/email-administration/
Safe at Home: Toll-Free: (877) 322-5227, email: email@example.com
Political Reform Division: (916) 653-6224, email: https://www.sos.ca.gov/campaign-lobbying/contact-us/email-political-reform-division/
Archives: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During this challenging time, we urge all Californians to continue to take all recommended public health precautions, including: