The Nebraska Secretary of State serves on the following state boards:
Pardons Board. This three-person board (Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State) considers applications for pardons of criminal convictions and commutations of sentences.
Real Estate Commission (Chair). The commission regulates the real estate industry and licenses real estate brokers and agents.
Collection Agency Licensing Board (Chair). The board is responsible for licensing collection agencies and overseeing their financial stability.
Records Board (Chair); Board of State Canvassers (Secretary); Accountability and Disclosure Commission member.
The Secretary of State serves as Nebraska’s Chief Election Officer. Working with election officials in the state’s 93 counties, the Elections Division oversees election law, the conduct of elections in the state, election tabulation equipment and the state voter registration system.
The Secretary of State serves as Nebraska’s Chief Business Services Officer. The Business Services Division records business registrations for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, trade names and trademarks.
The Secretary of State serves as Nebraska’s Chief Protocol Officer for international relations. In that role, the secretary serves as a goodwill ambassador and promotes commerce, educational studies and cultural exchanges between Nebraska and the world.
The Secretary of State oversee’s licensing of various agencies, maintains the Nebraska Administrative Codes, serves as the state records administrator, and conducts programs and activities that promote civic education for Nebraska’s youth.