The Secretary of State's Office serves the public by collecting, securing and communicating information that enhances commerce, ensures the integrity of Louisiana's elections and preserves, presents and makes accessible government information. The Secretary of State's Office will be a role model for government in our openness and accessibility to our data and remain responsive to our customer’s needs and the citizens of Louisiana. We can achieve excellence in public service when we draw upon the talents, leadership and resources of our employees, always mindful that every effort must continue to earn and maintain the public's trust and confidence. It is well-known that the secretary of state is the official keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana. While that's one of the traditional roles of the secretary of state, under recent leadership this office also has become the home of several innovative programs. From the Uniform Commercial Code to GeauxBiz, the secretary of state is committed to providing programs that help the state's citizens better understand and take advantage of the services available to them.