Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, amend the Nebraska Constitution and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Pansing Brooks-Flood

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

BY: - September 24, 2022

LINCOLN — The fall rematch of this summer’s special election for Congress between U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, a Democrat, will heat up next week. Flood and Pansing Brooks will debate Sunday for the first time in their general election race, at 5 p.m. on […]

Riot at the US Capitol on Jan 6

Nebraska election officials say their job is more stressful, under the spotlight

BY: - September 21, 2022

LINCOLN — A trio of national researchers took turns Tuesday describing the rising threats and violence directed at officials who handle our elections, direct public health and educate our children. Three Nebraska election officials said that this state is not completely immune to the same trends described in the “Elections and the Threat of Violence” […]

Group says Voter ID would block thousands of Nebraskans from voting

BY: - September 19, 2022

LINCOLN — Voting rights advocates argued Monday that Nebraska’s Voter ID initiative on the November ballot is a blunt-force proposal aimed at fixing a nonexistent problem. Omaha civil rights activist Preston Love Jr. spoke on a panel of people this week opposing Initiative 432. The ballot measure would require Nebraskans to show a valid photo […]

minimum wage

$15 an hour could help 150,000 Nebraskans, analysis says

BY: - September 15, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraskans, if they vote this November to increase the minimum wage, would help families with children and narrow wage gaps, Raise the Wage Nebraska said this week. The group shared an Economic Policy Institute analysis from 2019 indicating that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would help 150,000 Nebraska workers.  Seventy-seven […]

State Sen. Suzanne Geist announces GOP bid for Lincoln mayor

BY: - September 14, 2022

LINCOLN — State Sen. Suzanne Geist announced a bid for Lincoln mayor on Wednesday, saying she wants city voters to feel safer from crime, bounce less on city streets, secure a second source of city water and join fewer divisive political fights. The Republican businesswoman said her 2023 mayoral campaign will not personally attack the […]

Wright falls short on two signature requirements for Nebraska governor’s ballot

BY: - September 13, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraska voters will see three names on the November ballot for governor, not four, barring a last-minute legal challenge. The Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Tuesday that David Wright of Ewing, a conservative who re-registered as a nonpartisan to run for governor, failed to gather enough valid signatures to get his name on […]

NE legislative chambers

17 state senators pledge to end secret ballot for legislative committees, Herbster PAC says

BY: - September 12, 2022

OMAHA — Seventeen of Nebraska’s state senators have signed the first pledge pushed by Charles Herbster’s new political action committee: to scrap the Legislature’s unique system of electing committee chairs by secret ballot. Republicans have sought that change for the nonpartisan body.  Historically, shielding votes for committee leadership process from public view has allowed senators […]

Bacon-Vargas photo

Democrats pin hopes of beating Bacon on Vargas, a newly drawn district and abortion

BY: - September 9, 2022

OMAHA — Democrats see three differences in this year’s race to represent the Omaha area in Congress: a new candidate with more political experience, a freshly redrawn 2nd Congressional District and the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Republicans said they see more of the same, another Democratic candidate who is too progressive […]

Minimum wage, voter ID petitions qualify for Nebraska’s November ballot

BY: - September 6, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraskans will vote this fall on a pair of petitions, one that could increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2026 and another that could require a photo ID to cast ballots. The Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday that both petition efforts secured enough valid signatures from Nebraska voters to get […]

Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns

BY: - September 5, 2022

WASHINGTON — With two months left of the 2022 campaign season, a majority of Republican candidates are continuing to skirt away from not only talking to local and national media outlets about their policy issues, but their own constituents, leaving voters with little information on their policy positions. “If we are to hold our elected […]

Former Republican Wright could join Nebraska governor’s race as nonpartisan

BY: - September 4, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraska voters looking beyond the two major political parties and a Libertarian could have a fourth choice on November’s general election ballot for governor. Long-odds candidate David Wright of Ewing is trying to get on — as a nonpartisan candidate. Wright, a former Republican who has re-registered as a nonpartisan, should hear next week […]

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska

Bacon slams stimulus payments to prisoners, citing numbers from IRS

BY: - September 2, 2022

OMAHA — About $1.3 billion in COVID-19-related stimulus payments that Congress sent to Americans under two presidents reached people in prison. The Internal Revenue Service confirmed the tally of stimulus payments to prisoners in a July response to a letter from U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. The IRS response did not say how many inmates […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

April 4

Early Voting Ballots Mailed

April 11

In-Person Early Voting Begins

May 2

In-Person Registration and Early Ballot Deadline

May 10

Statewide Primary Election Day

Voter Guide

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