|Financial Audit Division Report 07-16||Released July 13, 2007|
The Office of the Secretary of State’s internal controls generally were adequate, and the office complied with material finance-related legal provisions. However, the office had the following weaknesses in its operations.Key Findings:
The Office of the Secretary of State has primary responsibility to ensure that elections are conducted in accordance with state legal requirements. The office operates a statewide network connecting all counties and allowing access to business loan and voter registration databases.
The office is funded by a General Fund appropriation and fees deposited into the Special Revenue Fund. Mary Kiffmeyer was the Secretary of State during the audit period. Mark Ritchie was elected Secretary of State in November 2006 and took office on January 2, 2007.