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Secretary of the Commonwealth


The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth is responsible for assisting the Governor in a number of different capacities.


Facilitate appointments to state boards and commissions


Authenticate documents for foreign use

Executive Clemency

Process and review pardon petitions


Manage extradition requests

Notary Public

Commissioning of Notaries Public in Virginia

Restoration of Rights

Manage the restoration of civil rights process

Service of Process

Assist Virginians who have incurred financial loss and are pursuing civil remedies through the legal system

Virginia Indians

Liaison to Virginia's 11 state recognized Indian tribes

Keeper of the Seal

Authorize the use of the state seal

State Org Chart / Bluebook

Publish the state organizational chart and yearly report of all appointments to state government

Constituent Services

Facilitates communication with the Governor