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Secretary of State of Illinois
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Incumbent
Jesse White

since January 11, 1999
Term length 4 years, unlimited term
Inaugural holder Elias Kane
Formation 1818
Website Official Website

The Secretary of State of Illinois is one of the six elected executive state offices of the government of Illinois, and one of the 47 secretaries of states in the United States. The Illinois Secretary of State keeps the state records, laws, library, and archives, and is the state's vehicle registration and driver licensing authority. The current Secretary of State is Jesse White, a Democrat who took office in 1999.


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