In order to practice social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), public access to our building, 165 Capitol Avenue, will be restricted. Although in-person interactions will be limited, our office staff will be available via email as normal. For the Business Services Division email and for the Legislative & Elections Administration Division email We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to return to normal business as soon as the immediate threat to public health has subsided.

Press Releases


Secretary Merrill Receives the Resignation of State Representative Linda Orange

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill last evening received the resignation of State Representative Linda Orange, effective February 1, 2020. The letter of resignation is attached to this release.

Under state law, the governor has ten days from when the 48th district seat becomes vacant to issue a writ of election for a special election. That special election must be held on the 46th day after the issuance of the writ of election. Major party conventions must take place by 36 days before the special election.

Letter of resignation


Twitter: Secretary of State on Twitter
Facebook: Secretary of State on Facebook