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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of the State for Connecticut''' (the definite article "the" is part of the legal title) is designated by the [[Connecticut Constitution|Constitution and General Statutes of Connecticut]] as the official keeper of a wide array of public records and documents.  The office is a vital source of information regarding various businesses, commercial lenders, elections, legislation, regulations and other areas, and responds to more than 600,000 requests for information annually. It also publishes, distributes and sells the State Register and Manual and other publications.
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[[Connecticut]] law makes the Secretary of the State responsible for the administration of many aspects of business law including the approval of all certificates of incorporation, organization and dissolution, as well as annual and biennial reports.  Trademarks are registered here as well.
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As Commissioner of Elections for the State of [[Connecticut]], the Secretary is charged to administer, interpret and implement election laws and ensure fair and impartial elections.  Under the terms of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the Secretary has the same responsibility for federal elections.
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The current Secretary of State is [[Susan Bysiewicz]].
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==Qulaifications==
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There are no specific qualifications for this office.
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==Term of office==
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:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]], [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The Office of Secretary of State is a publicly election statewide position with elections held every four years. Elections are held in November and officers assume their duties the following January. There are no [[term limits]] for this office.
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==Electoral history==
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===1998===
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*'''1998 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Susan Bysiewicz]] ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=1998 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392480 Connecticut Secretary of State - 1998 General Election Results]</ref>
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}}
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Susan Bysiewicz]]|percentage=59.1%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Ben Andrews|percentage=39.8%}}
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Kenneth F. Mosher|percentage=1.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=899,624}}
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===2002===
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*'''2002 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Susan Bysiewicz]] ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392540 Connecticut Secretary of State - 2002 General Election Results]</ref>
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}}
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Susan Bysiewicz]]|percentage=64.2%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Ronald S. San Angelo|percentage=34.3%}}
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Darlene H. Nicholas|percentage=1.5%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=952,164}}
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===2006===
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*'''2006 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Susan Bysiewicz]] ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3188&q=392584 Connecticut Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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}}
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Susan Bysiewicz]]|percentage=69.8%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Richard J. Abbate|percentage=26.4%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=S. Michael DeRosa|percentage=1.8%}}
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Kenneth F. Mosher|percentage=1.2%}}
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{{Election results box|Concerned Citizens|candidatename=Jean Marie Burness|percentage=0.8%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=1,044,871}}
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===2010===
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::''See also: [[Connecticut Secretary of State election, 2010]]''
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====[[Republican]] Primary====
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*'''2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Republican]] Primary'''
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:*[[Jerry Farrell]] ran unopposed in this contest
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====[[Democratic]] Primary====
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary <ref>[http://www.ct.gov/sots/lib/sots/Secretary_of_the_State.pdf Connecticut Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results]</ref>
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}}
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Denise Merrill]]|percentage=62.9%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=[[Gerry Garcia]]|percentage=37.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=169,981}}
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====General Election====
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/SecOfStatCDView.aspx?Parameter=11/02/2010-General Connecticut Secretary of State - 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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}}
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Denise Merrill]]|percentage=52.9%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=[[Jerry Farrell]]|percentage=43.8%}}
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{{Election results box|I|candidatename=Michael J. Telesca|percentage=1.3%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=S. Michael DeRosa|percentage=1.2%}}
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Ken Mosher|percentage=0.8%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=1,105,203}}
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==Office Divisions==
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===Commercial Recording Division===
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Commercial Recording Division (CRD) files and maintains legally required records showing the formation of and fundamental changes to corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships and other businesses.  CRD disseminates that information to the general public and the business, banking and legal communities.  Transactions relevant to security interests in personal property are perfected by filing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code statutes with the Research and Response unit.  These filings protect the holder of the security interest by securing the lien and providing public notice that such interest exists.  Trade, service, collective, certification and device marks are granted registration and the division investigates and collects fees and penalties from foreign corporations doing business in Connecticut without authority. The division is also responsible for administering the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), which provides services to victims of crime.
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CRD offers real time access to corporate and UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) documents via the Internet. Anyone who has access to the Internet can go to the Secretary of the State's website and then to CRD's database called "CONCORD."You may obtain names and addresses of corporate officers and directors, business addresses and a listing of all filings made for that business.
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The Small and Minority Business Services Unit within CRD has been able to assist over 7,000 entrepreneurs since its inception in March 2000. Several state, federal, and municipal agencies participate in order to reach the demographics of small businesses across the state.  The project also collaborates with corporate and private entities to build relationships that together assist small enterprises.  There are two business showcases each year, which serve as a one-stop opportunity for the business owner.  In addition, other business programs include seminars and networking events designed to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their highest potential.  Small businesses benefit by participating in all of the events.
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===Legislation and Elections Administration===
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Legislation and Elections Administration Division (LEAD) administers, interprets and implements all state and federal laws pertaining to elections, primaries, nominating procedures, and the acquisition and exercise of voting rights. The Division encourages and monitors the implementation of the National Voter Registration Act and other voter registration efforts in Connecticut.  In conjunction with local Town Clerks and Registrars of Voters, the division provides training for local elected officials.  The division, working with local officials, has put into operation a statewide-computerized voter registry system, which complies with the Help America Vote Act.
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In addition the division is the official keeper of all acts, orders, grants and resolutions of the General Assembly, receives and maintains legislation, regulations and a wide range of other public documents as required by statute, and administers Connecticut’s notary public program.
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===Information Technology===
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Information Technology is responsible for the administration, support, development and maintenance of all computer systems and related applications within the agency.  It also provides support to the Centralized Voter Registration system, CONCORD (Connecticut Online Commercial Recording Database), the agency website and all E-Government initiatives within the agency.
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===Management and Support Services===
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Management and Support Services supports the office in the areas of human resources, affirmative action, fiscal administration, business, revenue depositing, purchasing, data processing and other support services.  It also publishes the Connecticut State Register and Manual (the “Blue Book”), maintains the interactive version on the agency website, and coordinates its distribution and sales.
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==Contact Information==
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'''Capitol Address:'''<br>
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210 Capitol Avenue, Suite 104<br>
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Hartford, CT 06106<br>
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'''Phone:''' (860) 509-6200<br>
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'''Fax:''' (860) 509-6209<br>
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:susan.bysiewicz@po.state.ct.us susan.bysiewicz@po.state.ct.us]<br><br>
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'''Mailing Address:'''<br>
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Secretary of State<br>
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ATTN: Capitol Office<br>
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Post Office Box 150470<br>
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Hartford, CT 06115-0470
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==See also==
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*[[Susan Bysiewicz|Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz]]
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*[[Governor of Connecticut]]
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*[[Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut]]
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*[[Attorney General of Connecticut]]
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*[[Connecticut Constitution]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.ct.gov/ Official state website of Connecticut]
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*[http://www.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp Office of the Secretary of the State website]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{Secretaries of state}}
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{{Connecticut}}
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[[Category:Connecticut]]
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[[Category:Secretary of State]]
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[[Category:State government articles]]

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The Secretary of the State for Connecticut (the definite article "the" is part of the legal title) is designated by the Constitution and General Statutes of Connecticut as the official keeper of a wide array of public records and documents. The office is a vital source of information regarding various businesses, commercial lenders, elections, legislation, regulations and other areas, and responds to more than 600,000 requests for information annually. It also publishes, distributes and sells the State Register and Manual and other publications.

Connecticut law makes the Secretary of the State responsible for the administration of many aspects of business law including the approval of all certificates of incorporation, organization and dissolution, as well as annual and biennial reports. Trademarks are registered here as well.

As Commissioner of Elections for the State of Connecticut, the Secretary is charged to administer, interpret and implement election laws and ensure fair and impartial elections. Under the terms of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the Secretary has the same responsibility for federal elections.

The current Secretary of State is Susan Bysiewicz.

Qulaifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Term of office

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits, State legislatures with term limits

The Office of Secretary of State is a publicly election statewide position with elections held every four years. Elections are held in November and officers assume their duties the following January. There are no term limits for this office.

Electoral history

1998

  • 1998 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
1998 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [1]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Susan Bysiewicz 59.1%
     Republican Party Ben Andrews 39.8%
     Libertarian Party Kenneth F. Mosher 1.1%
Total Votes 899,624

2002

  • 2002 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [2]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Susan Bysiewicz 64.2%
     Republican Party Ronald S. San Angelo 34.3%
     Libertarian Party Darlene H. Nicholas 1.5%
Total Votes 952,164

2006

  • 2006 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary
2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Susan Bysiewicz 69.8%
     Republican Party Richard J. Abbate 26.4%
     Green Party S. Michael DeRosa 1.8%
     Libertarian Party Kenneth F. Mosher 1.2%
     Concerned Citizens Jean Marie Burness 0.8%
Total Votes 1,044,871

2010

See also: Connecticut Secretary of State election, 2010

Republican Primary

  • 2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary

Democratic Primary

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary [4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Denise Merrill 62.9%
     Democratic Party Gerry Garcia 37.1%
Total Votes 169,981

General Election

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Denise Merrill 52.9%
     Republican Party Jerry Farrell 43.8%
     Independent Michael J. Telesca 1.3%
     Green Party S. Michael DeRosa 1.2%
     Libertarian Party Ken Mosher 0.8%
Total Votes 1,105,203

Office Divisions

Commercial Recording Division

Commercial Recording Division (CRD) files and maintains legally required records showing the formation of and fundamental changes to corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships and other businesses. CRD disseminates that information to the general public and the business, banking and legal communities. Transactions relevant to security interests in personal property are perfected by filing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code statutes with the Research and Response unit. These filings protect the holder of the security interest by securing the lien and providing public notice that such interest exists. Trade, service, collective, certification and device marks are granted registration and the division investigates and collects fees and penalties from foreign corporations doing business in Connecticut without authority. The division is also responsible for administering the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), which provides services to victims of crime.

CRD offers real time access to corporate and UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) documents via the Internet. Anyone who has access to the Internet can go to the Secretary of the State's website and then to CRD's database called "CONCORD."You may obtain names and addresses of corporate officers and directors, business addresses and a listing of all filings made for that business.

The Small and Minority Business Services Unit within CRD has been able to assist over 7,000 entrepreneurs since its inception in March 2000. Several state, federal, and municipal agencies participate in order to reach the demographics of small businesses across the state. The project also collaborates with corporate and private entities to build relationships that together assist small enterprises. There are two business showcases each year, which serve as a one-stop opportunity for the business owner. In addition, other business programs include seminars and networking events designed to assist entrepreneurs in achieving their highest potential. Small businesses benefit by participating in all of the events.

Legislation and Elections Administration

Legislation and Elections Administration Division (LEAD) administers, interprets and implements all state and federal laws pertaining to elections, primaries, nominating procedures, and the acquisition and exercise of voting rights. The Division encourages and monitors the implementation of the National Voter Registration Act and other voter registration efforts in Connecticut. In conjunction with local Town Clerks and Registrars of Voters, the division provides training for local elected officials. The division, working with local officials, has put into operation a statewide-computerized voter registry system, which complies with the Help America Vote Act.

In addition the division is the official keeper of all acts, orders, grants and resolutions of the General Assembly, receives and maintains legislation, regulations and a wide range of other public documents as required by statute, and administers Connecticut’s notary public program.

Information Technology

Information Technology is responsible for the administration, support, development and maintenance of all computer systems and related applications within the agency. It also provides support to the Centralized Voter Registration system, CONCORD (Connecticut Online Commercial Recording Database), the agency website and all E-Government initiatives within the agency.

Management and Support Services

Management and Support Services supports the office in the areas of human resources, affirmative action, fiscal administration, business, revenue depositing, purchasing, data processing and other support services. It also publishes the Connecticut State Register and Manual (the “Blue Book”), maintains the interactive version on the agency website, and coordinates its distribution and sales.

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
210 Capitol Avenue, Suite 104
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 509-6200
Fax: (860) 509-6209
E-mail: susan.bysiewicz@po.state.ct.us

Connecticut

Mailing Address:
Secretary of State
ATTN: Capitol Office
Post Office Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470

See also

External links

References