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Nebraska Secretary of State Responsibilities

Elections

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.

Business Services

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.

International Relations

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.

Other Duties

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.