About the Office
Welcome to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State! The work we do in the Secretary of State’s office affects Minnesotans in all 87 counties, whether that's ensuring our election system is fair, open, impartial, and secure; making it as easy as possible for Minnesotans to set up and run their businesses; or helping protect victims of domestic violence and others who fear for their safety.
Steve Simon is Minnesota’s 22nd Secretary of State. He was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, and as Minnesota’s chief elections administrator pledged in his inaugural address to “work with anyone, of any political affiliation, from any part of our state” to protect, defend, and strengthen the right to vote in Minnesota.
The work of the Secretary of State’s Office affects Minnesotans in all 87 counties of the state. Our main responsibilities include overseeing statewide elections; the review, approval, and filing for all businesses and organizations operating in the state; and administering the state's address confidentiality program to help protect those who fear for their safety.
Secretary Simon is working hard to make it easier to vote for all eligible Minnesotans, increase civic engagement, and provide critical resources for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers. Make sure you are up to date about what is happening at our office: