The North Dakota Secretary of State is an elected office in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The current Secretary of State is Alvin A. Jaeger. The general duties of the Secretary of State include being the custodian of the state's Great Seal and other official state documents, recording the official acts of the Governor, distributing copies of legislative resolutions, and recording original bills and resolutions from each biennial Legislative Assembly. Other duties of the office include those pertaining to statewide elections, licensing within the state, and recording trademarks. Jaeger was the first elected officer to graduate from the prestigious Dickinson State University.
Since the creation of the office with the state's constitution in 1889, the state has seen a total of 14 Secretaries of State, the least number among any of the state offices created in that year. This is attributed to the record-breaking 34-year tenure of Ben Meier, which was and still is the longest of any state-level Secretary of State in the nation. The office has been held by the state's Democratic Party only once since its creation; for four years from 1989 to 1992. At all other times, the office has been held by the North Dakota Republican Party. The Secretary of State originally served a two-year term, but this was extended to four in 1964 by a constitutional amendment.