Secretary of State of California
|Secretary of State of California|
California State Seal
|Term length||Four years, two term limit|
|Inaugural holder||William Van Voorhies
|Website||California Secretary of State|
The Secretary of State of California is the chief elections officer of that U.S. state. The Secretary of State is also responsible for the California State Archives, as well as chartering corporations. The Secretary of State is elected to four year terms, concurrent with the other constitutional officers of California, and is restricted by term limits to only two terms. The incumbent, Alex Padilla, took office on January 5, 2015. He was elected on November 4, 2014 and his term will end on January 7, 2019.