Vermont Secretary of State

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 27, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020


The Secretary of State for Vermont is one of five cabinet-level constitutional officers in the state of Vermont which are elected every two years. The secretary is responsible for the filing and publication of administrative rules by all state agencies. The office of the Secretary of State performs a number of important functions: Administers a records management program for Vermont public agencies; Licenses, certifies, and registers 39 occupations and professions; Registers all business entities in the state; Serves as the filing repository for Uniform Commercial Code filings; Serves at the state's chief election officer; Administers elections, oversees campaign finance reporting and lobbyist disclosure laws, and encourages civic participation through programs like Kids Voting Vermont and Honor a Vet with your Vote; Provides local officials and members of the public with information, assistance, and educational materials related to municipal law and practice and the requirements of Vermont's open government laws; Oversees the filing and publication of administrative rules by all state agencies; Oversees all of the state's notaries public; Manages a confidentiality program to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking avoid being tracked down by an abuser using state or local public records. The salary for this position is $95,139/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including the appropriate campaign finance forms, a consent of candidate form and (if you plan to run as an independent) a nominating petition. Nominating petitions can be found here: If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the nominating petitions with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division by the filing deadline. The amount of required nominating petition signatures varies by office. The filing window for independents runs from the 4th Monday in April until 5pm on the Thursday preceding the primary election. The primary election is always held the 2nd Tuesday in August. The Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at 800-439-8683 and the Elections Division website can be found here:

Submit application to:
Vermont Secretary of State, 128 State St, Montpelier, VT, 05633, US