About the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
Julie Flynn, Deputy Secretary of State
The Bureau is responsible for elections, corporations, and a variety
of central filing activities. The Bureau has significant contact
with the public in many areas including the following: conduct of
state elections; corporation filings; Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
filings; oversight of the Administrative Procedure Act (state agency
rule-making); recording of appointments to state offices, boards,
and commissions; secretariat to the Governor's
Board on Executive Clemency; commissioning of notaries public;
and the disclosure
of financial information by state agency executive employees.
Annual traffic includes over 100,000 inquiries in person, over the phone, by mail, by fax, and by e-mail, and the maintenance of over 150,000 documents requiring action. The Bureau has a number of public access workstations in the Reception area to allow walk-in users direct access to the corporate and UCC information on the Bureau's Local Area Network (LAN). The Bureau also offers significant information resources via the World-Wide Web, including corporate forms, searchable databases for corporate names and notaries public, and the entire body of state agency rules.