Daniel F. Noll, 80, a retired executive secretary of the D.C. Board of Elections, now the Board of Elections and Ethics, died Wednesday at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital in Arlington after a heart attack.

In 1940, Mr. Noll came to Washington to supervise the microfilming of World War I records for the National Archives. During World War II, he was an Army lieutenant colonel assigned to the Pentagon as an archivist.

He joined the D.C. Government in 1952 as a management analyst. About two years later, he began working for the election board and participated in the planning for the city's first election in 1956 for delegates to national conventions. After being named the board's executive director in the early 1960s, he supervised the city's first participation in a presidential election, which was in 1964. He retired in 1968.

Mr. Noll lived in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal B., of the home; a son, Dr. Stephen F., of Sweickley, Pa., and four grandchildren.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Scholarship Fund at Trinity Episcopal School for the Ministry in Ambridge, Pa., or to the Heart Fund.