Access to Public Records maintained by the Secretary of the Commonwealth

Search for Records

The Public Records Law and its Regulations require state agencies to post electronic copies of certain types of records on a searchable website. Accordingly, below please find electronic copies of records maintained by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Annual Reports (including budget)

Administration

Annual Report Fiscal Year End 2016 (PDF)

Annual Report Fiscal Year End 2017 (PDF)

Final opinions, decisions, orders, or votes

Public Records

Determinations

Records of significant interest

Exemption (f) Working Group

Final Report (PDF)
(posted 12/22/2017 at 2:00 pm)

Meeting Notices

Exemption (f) Working Group December 19, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 12/15/2017 at 12:00 pm)

Exemption (f) Working Group December 8, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 12/06/2017 at 9:30 am)

Exemption (f) Working Group November 20, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 11/10/2017 at 2:00 pm)

Exemption (f) Working Group October 20, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 10/13/2017 at 2:30 pm)

Exemption (f) Working Group September 28, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 9/22/2017 at 3:30 pm)

Exemption (f) Working Group June 20, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 6/15/2017 at 3:00 pm)

Exemption (f) Working Group May 1, 2017 Meeting Notice (PDF)
(posted 4/26/2017 at 2:00 pm)

Elections

Massachusetts Election Statistics

Public Records

A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records Law (PDF)

2017 Agency Public Records Request Data

Letter to the House and Senate Clerks (Jan. 29, 2018) (PDF)

Download copy of agency public records request data filed as of Jan. 29, 2018 (Excel)

Link to searchable Agency Public Records Request Database Website

Supervisor of Records Bulletins

SPR Bulletin 01-17 Public Retirement Boards

SPR Bulletin 02-17 Records Access Officers

SPR Bulletin 03-17 Records Access Officer Petitions

SPR Bulletin 04-17 Timeframes for Reconsiderations and In Camera Reviews

Hearings

Elections

Post-Election Audits

Notice of Public Hearing on 950 CMR 46.00

Notice of Public Hearing on 950 CMR 46.00 (PDF)

Proposed Amended Regulations 950 CMR 46.00 (PDF)

Voter Registration

Notice of Public Hearing on 950 CMR 57.00

Notice of Public Hearing on 950 CMR 57.00 (PDF)

Proposed Amended Regulations 950 CMR 57.00 (PDF)

Minutes of Open Meetings

Archives

Records Conservation Board

Meeting minutes

Exemption (f) Working Group

Approved Minutes from December 19, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from December 8, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from November 20, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from October 20, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from September 28, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from June 20, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Approved Minutes from May 1, 2017 Meeting (PDF)

Winning Bids for Public Contracts

Elections

2018-2019 Ballot Printing Contract

2018 - 2019 Ballot Printing Request For Response (PDF)

Winning Contract (PDF)

2017-2018 Printing and Delivery of Election Envelopes Contract

2017 - 2018 Printing and Delivery of Election Envelopes Request For Response (PDF)

Winning Contract (PDF)

2017-2018 Printing and Delivery of Election Forms Contract

2017 - 2018 Printing and Delivery of Election Forms Request For Response (PDF)

Winning Contract (PDF)

State Publications and Regulations

2016 Acts and Resolves Printing Contracts

2016 Acts and Resolves Request For Response (PDF)

Winning Vendor Bid (PDF)

2017-2018 Shipping Contract

2017-2018 Shipping Request for Response (PDF)

Winning Vendor Bid (PDF)

2017-2018 Trade Code Binder Contract

2017-2018 Trade Code Binder Request for Response (PDF)

Winning Vendor Bid (PDF)