The Secretary of State is one of six executive-branch officers originally designated by the Montana Constitution of 1889. The current secretary, Linda McCulloch, took office in January 2009 and is the 20th person to hold the office since Montana became a state in 1889. In 1992, the Constitution was amended to limit the Secretary of State and other top officials to two 4-year terms in a 16-year period.
The duties and functions of the secretary of state are diverse. They include:
Duties & Functions
The Secretary of State’s Office is divided into five divisions:
The Secretary of State's main offices are on the second floor of the Capitol Building in Helena.