November's election will bring a new Secretary of State as John Gale is not seeking re-election.

Republican Bob Evnen of Lincoln and Democrat Spencer Danner of Omaha want to replace him.

The secretary of state serves a four-year term and will be paid $85,000 a year.

The secretary of state has responsibilities over elections, business registrations, occupational licensing, state rules and regulations, records management, international relations and youth civics programs.

The secretary of state is the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, and the office is the repository for official state documents.

By law, the secretary of state serves on a number of state boards, including the Nebraska Board of Pardons.

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