Secretary of State 

Secretary of State  (SOS)

The Secretary of State's office is comprised of nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical treasures.

General Information: 916-653-6814
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will find links to the U.S. Congress, Senate, and other representatives.
Certificates of Status can be obtained by submitting a request to the California Secretary of State's Sacramento office either in person (drop off) or by mail. Please refer to the Information Requests webpage for detailed information about certificate requests.

Phone or online requests for a Certificates of Status are not available at this time.
No. For security reasons, California law prohibits casting a ballot over the Internet. This also means that county elections officials cannot accept marked ballots sent via email from military and overseas voters. If you are a voter as defined by the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, you may return your voted ballot to your county elections office only by mail or fax.

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