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.

Armendariz edges Jackson in close primary race to advance in Omaha’s District 18

BY: - May 20, 2022

LINCOLN — After counting all remaining ballots, the Douglas County Election Office said Friday that Christy Armendariz has unofficially won the right to face off with Michael Young in the November election in northwest Omaha’s 18th legislative district. Armendariz edged Clarice Jackson by 21 votes after provisional ballots were counted Friday, according to Election Commissioner […]

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Ricketts seeks applicants to fill remainder of the late Sen. Rich Pahls’ term

BY: - May 16, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking applicants to fill the late State Sen. Rich Pahls’ legislative seat. Applicants from Legislative District 31 in southwest Omaha have until 5 p.m. May 27 to apply. Applicants need to live in the district and be at least 21 years of age. Find a map of the […]

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Slama lawsuit moves forward with new groping details; Herbster denies

BY: - May 16, 2022

Editor’s note: This story contains a graphic description of an alleged sexual groping incident.  LINCOLN — State Sen. Julie Slama’s lawyers made clear in a new filing Monday that her counter-lawsuit alleging sexual battery by Charles Herbster will continue after Herbster’s loss last week in the GOP primary race for governor. Slama’s lawyers asked that Herbster’s […]

Medical marijuana backers file a legal challenge in petition process

BY: - May 16, 2022

LINCOLN — Supporters of medical marijuana in Nebraska have launched a legal challenge to the state’s requirement that 5% of registered voters in at least 38 counties sign a petition to get the measure before voters on the ballot. On Monday, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana joined the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska in filing […]

Douglas County adds 10,600 last-minute early voting ballots to Nebraska primary totals

BY: - May 13, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraska inched closer Friday to putting final touches on the state’s 2022 primary election, adding more than 10,000 votes to the statewide tally. The reason: Douglas County waits until then to count early voting ballots that are returned on Election Day. Douglas County election officials count all early voting ballots on Election Day […]

Where Herbster stumbled and how Pillen won Nebraska’s GOP gubernatorial primary

BY: - May 13, 2022

OMAHA — Nebraska’s GOP primary voters handed former President Donald Trump his first loss of 2022 when they chose Jim Pillen over Trump’s pick for governor, Charles Herbster. The former president acknowledged Nebraska’s primary race result Wednesday, posting on Truth Social: “58-1. Charles W. Herbster came VERY close despite tremendous headwinds!” But answering why Herbster […]

Nebraska Republicans rally for ‘unity’ as party shows cracks heading into fall

BY: - May 11, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraska’s Republicans upheld their tradition Wednesday of hosting a “unity rally” the day after GOP candidates compete in contested primary elections. Charles Herbster, the second-place finisher Tuesday in the gubernatorial race, attended, as did Theresa Thibodeau, Herbster’s former running mate, who finished fourth in the governor’s primary.  Thibodeau and several others who lost […]

Evnen fends off two challengers to win GOP primary for secretary of state

BY: - May 11, 2022

LINCOLN — Secretary of State Bob Evnen fended off two challengers in Tuesday’s Republican primary who claimed that widespread voter fraud cost Donald Trump the 2020 election. Evnen claimed 44% of the vote in unofficial results late Tuesday night, outdistancing his GOP rivals, Robert Borer and Rex Schroder, who polled 32% and 24%, respectively. The […]

Pillen snatches victory from Trump pick Herbster in Nebraska’s GOP gubernatorial primary

BY: - May 10, 2022

LINCOLN — Former Husker defensive back Jim Pillen knows how to pull victory from the clutches of defeat. He did it in 1978, recovering a fumble to help Nebraska beat Oklahoma. He did it again Tuesday, snatching Nebraska’s GOP nomination for governor from Charles Herbster, the primary race favorite who had been endorsed by former […]

Fall lineups include Vargas-Bacon in 2nd District; Flood-Pansing Brooks in 1st District

BY: - May 10, 2022

OMAHA — Tony Vargas benefited from higher name ID from as a state senator and former Omaha school board member in his win Tuesday for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District. Vargas defeated Alisha Shelton, an Omaha mental health practitioner and former U.S. Senate candidate, whom Vargas outraised and outspent. Vargas was ahead […]

The campaigning is over. It’s decision time in the 2022 Nebraska primary election.

BY: - May 10, 2022

Nebraska voters head to the polls Tuesday with a number of major races on the ballot, from the Republican primary for governor to the Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District, as well as primaries for other statewide, congressional, and legislative seats. Here’s a primer to help voters on primary Election Day 2022. Check your […]

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Herbster, Pillen in dead heat in Nebraska GOP governor’s race, analyst says

BY: - May 9, 2022

WAHOO, Nebraska — Most of the hay is in the barn by this point in Nebraska’s Republican gubernatorial primary, after months of campaign stops, ads, endorsements and noise. Polling shows a race that could go any of three ways, said Logan Phillips, the national political analyst whose RacetotheWH.com correctly predicted the GOP’s U.S. Senate primary […]

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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