The Department of State strives to improve the quality of life for all Floridians. We collect Florida's important public records and preserve the state’s rich historical and cultural heritage. We support Florida’s competitive business climate through our business-friendly corporate filing system, administer grant programs that benefit all communities, enrich public libraries statewide and promote cultural heritage opportunities. We also contribute to open state government and the democratic process through the oversight of fair and accurate elections. The Department of State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to enhancing our workforce through the employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities and seek qualified candidates from diverse cultures and backgrounds, abilities, skills and talents to join our inclusive workforce.