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{{Illinois SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of State for [[Illinois]]''' is the keeper of the official records, laws, and Great Seal of the U.S. state of [[Illinois]].  These duties have remained unchanged since Illinois became a state in 1818.
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|State =Illinois
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|Office=Secretary of State
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|Office type = Partisan
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|Image =Seal of Illinois.png
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|Office website = http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/
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|Budget =  398,519,800
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|Budget year = 2012
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term =4 years
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|Authority =[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_1|Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]
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|Selected =Elected
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|Current officeholder =Jesse White
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|Partisan =Democratic
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|Officeholder image =Jesse White.jpg
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|Assumed office = 1999
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|Compensation = 156,600
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|Next election =[[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election= November 2, 2010
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Illinois|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Attorney General of Illinois|Attorney General]] • [[Illinois Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Illinois Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Illinois Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Illinois Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Insurance|Insurance Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Labor|Labor Director]] • [[Illinois Commerce Commission|Illinois Commerce Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of State for [[Illinois]]''' is the keeper of the official records, laws, and Great Seal of the U.S. state of [[Illinois]].  These duties have remained unchanged since Illinois became a state in 1818.
  
 
In addition, the [[Secretary of State]] shall perform other duties that may be prescribed by law.  By statute, the Illinois secretary of state is tasked with the duty of issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers.  Enforcement of these duties has made the secretary of state's office a key bureau in the enforcement of driving-under-the-influence or DUI laws.  In addition, the secretary of state is the Illinois state librarian and is the custodian of the Illinois state capitol.   
 
In addition, the [[Secretary of State]] shall perform other duties that may be prescribed by law.  By statute, the Illinois secretary of state is tasked with the duty of issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers.  Enforcement of these duties has made the secretary of state's office a key bureau in the enforcement of driving-under-the-influence or DUI laws.  In addition, the secretary of state is the Illinois state librarian and is the custodian of the Illinois state capitol.   
  
The current officeholder is [[Jesse White]].
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Jesse White]]. He was first elected to the statewide position in 1998 and was subsequently re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010. White is the first African-American to hold this office.<ref name="bio"/>
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Education:<ref name="bio"/>
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*Bachelor's degree, [[Alabama]] State University (1957)<ref name="bio">[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/about_us/biography.html ''Illinois Secretary of State'' "Biography" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Authority==
 
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==Elections==
 
According to [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_2|Article V, Section 2]] of the [[Illinois Constitution|state constitution]], the secretary of state shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.
 
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
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:*a United States citizen, at least twenty-five (25) years old
 
:*a United States citizen, at least twenty-five (25) years old
 
:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>
 
:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>
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==Elections==
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According to [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_2|Article V, Section 2]] of the [[Illinois Constitution|state constitution]], the secretary of state shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.
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==Vacancies==
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[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_7|Article V, Section 7]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]] addresses vacancies in the office of the secretary of state. If the Secretary of State...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.
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==Duties==
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The specific duties of the secretary of state are outlined in [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_16|Article V, Section 16]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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<u>[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_16|Article V, Section 16]], Secretary of State - Duties  The secretary of state shall</u>:
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*Maintain the official records of the acts of the General Assembly and such official records of the Executive Branch as provided by law. Such official records shall be available for inspection by the public.
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*Keep the Great Seal of the State of Illinois
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*Perform other duties that may be prescribed by law
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==Divisions==
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The duties of the Secretary of State’s office are divided among 20 departments employing approximately 4,000 people.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/home.html ''Illinois Secretary of State'' "Departments" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/accounting_revenue/home.html Accounting Revenue]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/administrative_hearings/home.html Administrative Hearings]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/BAIID/home.html BAIID]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/departments.html#budget Budget & Fiscal Management]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/home.html Business Services]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/departments.html#communications Communications]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/court_of_claims/home.html Court of Claims]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/drivers/home.html Driver Services]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html Illinois State Archives]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/home.html Illinois State Library]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/home.html Index Department]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/departments.html#it Information Technology]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/inspector/home.html Inspector General]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/departments.html#legaffairs Legislative Affairs]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/merit_commission/home.html Merit Commission]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/departments.html#optech Operational & Technological Security]
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*[http://www.lifegoeson.com/ Organ/Tissue Donation]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/personnel/home.html Personnel]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/physical_services/home.html Physical Services]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/police/home.html Secretary of State Police]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/securities/home.html Securities]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/home.html Vehicle Services]
  
 
==Term of office==
 
==Term of office==
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Secretary of State is an elected office within the executive branch of the state government.  The election is held every four years in November, and the secretary assumes office the following January.  There are no [[term limits]]. <ref>[http://www.ballotpedia.com/wiki/index.php/Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution Illinois Constitution, Article V, Sections 1 and 2]</ref>
 
Secretary of State is an elected office within the executive branch of the state government.  The election is held every four years in November, and the secretary assumes office the following January.  There are no [[term limits]]. <ref>[http://www.ballotpedia.com/wiki/index.php/Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution Illinois Constitution, Article V, Sections 1 and 2]</ref>
  
==Electoral history==
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==Facilities==
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The secretary of state's office occupies three buildings of the Illinois Capitol Complex in [[Sunshinereview:Springfield, Illinois|Springfield, Illinois]]. Many of the Secretary of State's workers assigned to motor vehicle and licensing duties work in the Howlett Building, south of the Capitol. The Illinois State Library is located in the Brooks Library, east of the Capitol, and the State Archives are housed in the Norton Building, southwest of the Capitol.  
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|title=1998 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1713 Illinois State Board of Elections - 1998 Democratic Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Jesse White]]|percentage=55.8%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=McCarthy|percentage=44.2%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,849}}
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In addition, the Secretary of State operates 136 Driver Services license-issuing facilities statewide.
|title=1998 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1310 Illinois State Board of Elections - 1998 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Jesse White]]|percentage=55.5%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Salvi|percentage=42.5%}}
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{{Election results box|Reform Party|candidatename=Millatti|percentage=2.0%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=3,379,971}}
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===2002===
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==State budget==
*'''2002 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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The budget for the Office of the Secretary of State in Fiscal Year 2012 was $398,519,800<ref>[http://www.state.il.us/budget/FY2013/FY13OperatingBudget.pdf ''Operating Budget Book'' “Illinois State Budget Fiscal Year 2013,”  5.34, accessed June 20, 2013.]</ref>
:*[[Jesse White]] ran unopposed in this contest
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==Compensation==
|title=2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://www.elections.state.il.us/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalsList.aspx?officeid=1845 Illinois State Board of Elections - 2002 General Election Results]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Jesse White]]|percentage=67.9%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Cohn|percentage=29.9%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=Beauchamp|percentage=2.2%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=3,520,683}}
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===2006===
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===2012===
*'''2006 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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In 2012, the secretary of state was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$156,541]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
:*[[Jesse White]] ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Jesse White]]|percentage=62.8%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Rutherford|percentage=33.0%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=Peterson|percentage=4.2%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=3,509,850}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
::''See also: [[Illinois Secretary of State election, 2010]]''
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In 2010, the Illinois Secretary of State was paid an estimated $156,600 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved September 5, 2012]</ref>
  
====[[Democratic]] Primary====
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==Historical officeholders==
*'''2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Jesse White]] ran unopposed in this contest
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====[[Republican]] Primary====
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==Recent news==
*'''2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Republican]] Primary'''
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Illinois + "Secretary of State"'''
:*[[Robert Enriquez]] ran unopposed in this contest
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====General Election====
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Josh Hanson|percentage=3.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=3,707,224}}
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==Facilities==
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The secretary of state's office occupies three buildings of the Illinois Capitol Complex in [[Sunshinereview:Springfield, Illinois|Springfield, Illinois]].  Many of the Secretary of State's workers assigned to motor vehicle and licensing duties work in the Howlett Building, south of the Capitol.  The Illinois State Library is located in the Brooks Library, east of the Capitol, and the State Archives are housed in the Norton Building, southwest of the Capitol.
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In addition, the Secretary of State operates 136 Driver Services license-issuing facilities statewide.
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==Contact Info==
 
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*[[Attorney General of Illinois]]
 
*[[Attorney General of Illinois]]
 
*[[Illinois Constitution]]
 
*[[Illinois Constitution]]
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*[[Illinois state executive offices]]
  
 
==External links==
 
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[[Category:Offices of the American secretaries of state]]
 
[[Category:Offices of the American secretaries of state]]
 
[[Category:Secretary of State]]
 
[[Category:Secretary of State]]
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Revision as of 09:18, 26 June 2013

Illinois Secretary of State
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $398,519,800
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Jesse White.jpg
Name:  Jesse White
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  1999
Compensation:  $156,600
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Illinois Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorComptrollerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorIllinois Commerce Commission
The Secretary of State for Illinois is the keeper of the official records, laws, and Great Seal of the U.S. state of Illinois. These duties have remained unchanged since Illinois became a state in 1818.

In addition, the Secretary of State shall perform other duties that may be prescribed by law. By statute, the Illinois secretary of state is tasked with the duty of issuing licenses to Illinois-registered motor vehicles and their drivers. Enforcement of these duties has made the secretary of state's office a key bureau in the enforcement of driving-under-the-influence or DUI laws. In addition, the secretary of state is the Illinois state librarian and is the custodian of the Illinois state capitol.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Jesse White. He was first elected to the statewide position in 1998 and was subsequently re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010. White is the first African-American to hold this office.[1]

Education:[1]

  • Bachelor's degree, Alabama State University (1957)[1]

Authority

The secretary of state's office is authorized by Article V, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 1

Officers: The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Secretary of State:

Elections

According to Article V, Section 2 of the state constitution, the secretary of state shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. They shall be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.

Vacancies

Article V, Section 7 of the Illinois Constitution addresses vacancies in the office of the secretary of state. If the Secretary of State...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.

Duties

The specific duties of the secretary of state are outlined in Article V, Section 16 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 16, Secretary of State - Duties The secretary of state shall:

  • Maintain the official records of the acts of the General Assembly and such official records of the Executive Branch as provided by law. Such official records shall be available for inspection by the public.
  • Keep the Great Seal of the State of Illinois
  • Perform other duties that may be prescribed by law

Divisions

The duties of the Secretary of State’s office are divided among 20 departments employing approximately 4,000 people.[2]

Term of office

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

Secretary of State is an elected office within the executive branch of the state government. The election is held every four years in November, and the secretary assumes office the following January. There are no term limits. [3]

Facilities

The secretary of state's office occupies three buildings of the Illinois Capitol Complex in Springfield, Illinois. Many of the Secretary of State's workers assigned to motor vehicle and licensing duties work in the Howlett Building, south of the Capitol. The Illinois State Library is located in the Brooks Library, east of the Capitol, and the State Archives are housed in the Norton Building, southwest of the Capitol.

In addition, the Secretary of State operates 136 Driver Services license-issuing facilities statewide.

State budget

The budget for the Office of the Secretary of State in Fiscal Year 2012 was $398,519,800[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary of state was paid an estimated $156,541. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Secretary of State was paid an estimated $156,600 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Illinois Secretary of State has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Illinois + "Secretary of State"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact Info

Illinois

Capitol Address:
Secretary of State Jesse White
213 State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: (217) 782-2201
Toll Free Phone: (800) 252-8980
Fax: (217) 785-0358

See also

External links

Portions of this article were adapted from Wikipedia.

References