About The Office
Constitutional and Statutory Duties
The Nevada Secretary of State is the third highest ranking state official, behind the Governor and Lt. Governor. The Secretary of State, elected to a four-year term, is responsible for maintaining the official records of the acts of the Nevada Legislature and of the executive branch of state government, as prescribed by law.
Certifies all statewide candidates and ballot questions and reports and certifies primary and general election results.
Supervises state and local elections.
Registers and files candidate contribution and expenditure reports.
Registers corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and business trusts.
Registers trade names, trademarks, professional corporations and associations, and rights of publicity.
Records Uniform Commercial Code statements and documents.
Appoints, trains, and regulates Notaries Public.
Administers the Confidential Address Program for victims of domestic violence.
Regulates the state's securities industry and enforces securities law.
Licenses and regulates athletes' agents.
Maintains the state Advanced Directives Registry.
Maintains the State Video Service Provider Certificates of Authority.
Keeps a true record of the Official Acts of the Legislative and Executive Departments of the Government, attesting all the official acts and proceedings of the Governor, and affixing the seal of the State, with proper attestations, to all commissions, pardons and other public instruments to which the signature of the Governor is required.
Keeps the official bond of the Treasurer.
Serves on the State Board of Prison Commissioners, the State Board of Examiners, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, the State Records Committee, the State Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy and the Executive Branch Audit Committee.