Louisiana Secretary of State

Address

8585 Archives Avenue
First Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

(225) 922-2880

www.sos.louisiana.gov

Date of Official Change:

October 5, 2015

AKA:

Secretary of State

Description:

The Louisiana Constitution has the following provision Article 4, Section 7 that provides for the Office of Secretary of State:

§7. Secretary of State; Powers and Duties Section 7. There shall be a Department of State. The secretary of state shall head the department and shall be the chief election officer of the state. He shall prepare and certify the ballots for all elections, promulgate all election returns, and administer the election laws, except those relating to voter registration and custody of voting machines. He shall administer the state corporation and trademark laws; serve as keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana and attest therewith all official laws, documents, proclamations, and commissions; administer and preserve the official archives of the state; promulgate and publish all laws enacted by the legislature and retain the originals thereof; and countersign and keep an official registry of all commissions. He may administer oaths, and shall have other powers and perform other duties authorized by this constitution or provided by law.

It is well-known that the secretary of state is the official keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana. While that's one of the traditional roles of the secretary of state, under recent leadership this office also has become the home of several innovative programs.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Intake Process:

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Languages:

English

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

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Date of Official Change:

October 5, 2015

Address Listings

Mailing

P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Physical (Primary)

8585 Archives Avenue
First Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Secretary of State Office

www.sos.louisiana.gov

(225) 922-2880

admin@sos.louisiana.gov

Tom Schedler

Secretary of State

www.sos.louisiana.gov

admin@sos.louisiana.gov

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(225) 922-2880

Main Fax

(225) 922-2003

Legal Status:

State

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