Secretary of State

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At 6:59 p.m. on election night, a minute before polls in Vermont had officially closed, the Associated Press called the state for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Because of that, it could be easy to overlook some of the nuances of Vermont's electoral breakdown in the presidential race.

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Vermont’s secretary of state deals with issues of professional licensing, corporate regulations and open records laws. Perhaps this office is best known for running Vermont’s elections.

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At 10 a.m. this morning, Secretary of State Jim Condos will sit down at a large conference room table in his office with representatives of Vermont’s four political parties.

This five-person group is known as the state Canvassing Committee and its job is to review the statewide election results.

If they find the results to be accurate, they’ll recommend that lawmakers accept them in January.

Vermont’s Secretary of State oversees election law, voter rights, state archives and record administration, professional regulation, the registration of business entities, notaries public, municipal programs and the filing and publication of administrative rules by all state agencies.