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Vision and MIssion

our vision

To become the premier Department of State in the nation by providing the highest standards of Accurate, Courteous and Timely service.  At the Pennsylvania Department of State we ACT.

our mission 


Under the leadership of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Department of State promotes the integrity of the electoral process, provides the initial infrastructure for economic development through corporate organizations and transactions, and protects the health and safety of the public.  The Department encourages the highest standards of ethics and competence in elections, campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, charitable solicitation, and the sports of boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts.  By employing the latest technology, the agency delivers exceptional public service remaining a leader in regulatory and enforcement policies and practices aimed at protecting every resident of the Commonwealth.