0.17 cu. ft. (1 doc. box).
The state secretary hold constitutional and statutory responsibilities for elections. The secretary sent out questionnaires to the various states regarding their elections and salaries of their officials -- Returns contain location and date, years state had biennial elections and annual elections, length of legislative session, compensation of members of legislature, salaries of state officers, and signature of state secretary making return.
See also: Returns of length of state legislative sessions, 1869 ((M-Ar)1009X).
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0029-A describes the history and functions of the Office of the Secretary of State.