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Certifications by Elected or Appointed Officials

  • The Secretary of State’s Office can verify the signature of any elected or appointed official whose signature is filed with the Office.  
  • Certified copies of documents obtained from the county must bear the original signature of the elected official of that office or authorized deputies and staff.
  • If the county officer is not elected, appointed, or authorized by an elected or appointed official, the signature must be notarized.