FAQ
About the Secretary of State
What are the duties of the Department of State?

The Department of State is responsible for licensing drivers, as well as registering and titling vehicles. The department also regulates auto dealerships and repair facilities, and licenses auto mechanics. Other important duties include administering election law and voter registration, commissioning notaries public as well as overseeing the Office of the Great Seal.

 

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How do I find out if the Department of State has issued a news release on a particular topic?

All news releases and other media-related communications can be found on the Department of State Web site under the News Center. Look for News and Headlines. Recent statewide news releases are displayed in the "News and Headlines" box on the Secretary of State home page. Statewide and local, both past and present news releases are found under "About the Secretary of State's Office" - please click on "News Center" and "More Press Releases."

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