Office of the Secretary

Office of the Secretary of State, Santa Fe, NM.

The Office of the Secretary of State is an elected state office, third in line of succession after the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. When the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are out of state, the Secretary of State must step in and perform the functions of the Governor.

The Secretary of State is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of New Mexico, and affixes the seal to all commissions issued in the name of the Office of the Governor.