Secretary of state candidates share their priorities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 4:51 p.m. CDT; updated 3:02 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Nov. 6 ballot for secretary of state includes four candidates vying to replace Democrat Robin Carnahan, who is not seeking re-election. The secretary of state is responsible for certifying legislatively approved ballot measures and preparing ballots, for publishing and certifying election results, for regulating state security laws and for registering all businesses and corporations that want to operate in the state.