A newcomer to political office, but not to politics, gets set to take on a major statewide office. Secretary of State-elect Robin Carnahan has worked behind-the-scenes in many political campaigns. She has observed elections in other countries. She now prepares to take on the job of running elections in Missouri, as well as all the other duties that come with the job. Carnahan says her top concern is restoring the people’s confidence in the election process. Carnahan says she will work to implement early voting and clear-up the confusion surrounding provisional voting. She says both are demanded by federal election reform. Other duties awaiting Carnahan include securities, working with corporations, the State Archives, library services; all part of the multifaceted Secretary of State’s office. Carnahan, a Democrat, defeated Republican Catherine Hanaway, a Republican, who is the Speaker of the House.