​The Secretary of State is charged with keeping the Seal of the Commonwealth, which is used to attest all official acts of the Governor, and a seal of the office, which is used by the Secretary as notary public for the Commonwealth to attest his/her own official Acts and Certifications. Because both seals are used to attest official acts only, they may not be used for commercial purposes.

Seal of the Commonwealth

Seal of the Secretary of State


​For more information about the Seal of the Commonwealth, please read Ron Bryant's article, "The Kentucky State Seal," and the August 28, 1952, Courier-Journal article, "Kentucky Can't Make Up Its Mind What the State Seal Should Show," by Allan M. Trout.