Secretary of State
Candidates' Debate: Thursday, Oct. 7, 8:30/7:30 p.m. MT/PT (30 min)
Qualifications: 25 years of age; U.S. Citizen, 2-year Idaho resident
Term of office: Four years
Duties: Member of Board of Land Commissioners, Board of Examiners, chairman of the Board of Canvassers; Chief Elections Officer; keeper of the Great Seal of the State. Prepares the Session Laws, file all bills of the Legislature, file proclamations, Executive Orders of the Governor, extraditions, tort claims, and miscellaneous legislative and executive documents. As Chief Elections Officer, he administers the election laws, compiles and publishes the election laws and election calendar, certifies abstracts of votes from counties, and issues certificates of election. Administers the "Sunshine Law" for campaign financing and lobbyist activity disclosure. The Secretary of State's office files articles of incorporation, Uniform Commercial Code financing statements, trademarks, service marks and notary public appointments.