New Jersey Secretary of State
The secretary is the Chief Elections Officer of New Jersey. Prior to April 1st of 2008, the electoral division was under the State Attorney General.
In New Jersey, registry of corporations is not the responsibility of the secretary of state. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury is responsible for the maintenance of corporate records.
Under Article V, Section IV (3):
The Secretary of State and the Attorney General shall be nominated and appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve during the term of office of the Governor...
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
The Office of Secretary of State is filled via the governor with the "advice and consent" of the state senate. However, the governor may, without senate approval, appoint the lieutenant governor to serve in the statewide position. The secretary's term in office is the same as that of the governor and he/she cannot be removed except "for cause" by the governor or by way of legislative impeachment. (New Jersey Constitution, Article V § 4)
Contact informationCapitol Address:
Office of the Secretary
PO Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625-0300
Phone: (609) 984-1900
Fax: (609) 292-7665
- Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of State
- Governor of New Jersey
- Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
- Attorney General of New Jersey
- New Jersey Constitution