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.

Progressive group running $1 million in dark money ads against Bacon

BY: - July 3, 2022

OMAHA — A national group targeting swing-district Republicans in Congress said it is running $1 million in TV, digital and mail ads this summer against U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb. The group, Unrig Our Economy Nebraska, is the local offshoot of a national effort by progressive donors to push back against GOP messaging about the […]

Flood’s close win over Pansing Brooks shows Democrats motivated, Republicans complacent

BY: - June 30, 2022

LINCOLN — Rural voters carried Republican State Sen. Mike Flood to a seat in Congress in Tuesday’s special election. But State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks’ better-than-expected results in urban and suburban counties could spice up the pair’s rematch this fall. Flood collected more than 80% of the vote in five of the 1st Congressional District’s […]

Fortenberry guilty

Fortenberry files notice of appeal and claims false statements statutes too easily abused

BY: - June 29, 2022

LINCOLN — One day after being sentenced to probation for lying to federal agents, former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on Wednesday followed through with his pledge to appeal his conviction. His legal representatives, including a new specialist in such appeals, also said they expect to file a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department […]

Republican Mike Flood rides inflation, GOP voter edge to 1st District win for six months

BY: and - June 28, 2022

NORFOLK, Nebraska — Five days of wrath about a Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade could not derail the basic math of Republican-dominated voter registrations in eastern Nebraska that helped elect State Sen. Mike Flood to Congress on Tuesday. Flood, a Norfolk Republican who ran hard against abortion in a district where registrations lean […]

Gov. Pete Ricketts takes voter ID show on the road with town halls

BY: - June 28, 2022

WAYNE, Nebraska — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and supportive state senators are hosting town hall meetings this week aimed at boosting a petition drive for requiring ID to vote. Fourteen of the 18 people who attended Tuesday’s meeting in Wayne signed the petition to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot. Another handful of […]

Voting Tuesday in Nebraska’s 1st District special election? What you need to know

BY: - June 28, 2022

PAPILLION, Nebraska — Voters in Nebraska’s revamped 1st Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday for a rare special election to decide who will represent them for the rest of the year in the U.S. House. Only one race is on the ballot, between State Sen. Mike Flood, a Republican from Norfolk, and State Sen. […]

Abortion decision jolts sleepy special election with Pansing Brooks and Flood

BY: - June 27, 2022

LINCOLN — Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion could juice voter turnout in the final days of an otherwise sleepy special election coming Tuesday to pick the next member of the U.S. House for Lincoln and much of eastern Nebraska outside of the Omaha area. State Sens. Patty Pansing Brooks, a Democrat, and Mike Flood, […]

Anti-abortion Nebraskans rally in Lincoln for Roe v. Wade decision, next steps

BY: - June 25, 2022

LINCOLN — Longtime leaders in Nebraska’s anti-abortion movement gathered Saturday to celebrate Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that several described as the end of the beginning of their efforts to make abortion illegal in Nebraska. Former Gov. Kay Orr and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley joined a morning rally at the Nebraska Republican Party headquarters that […]

Nebraska voter ID petition drive enlists help of Gov. Ricketts for last-minute push

BY: - June 23, 2022

LINCOLN — A group seeking to place a voter ID initiative on the November ballot announced Wednesday that it has enlisted Gov. Pete Ricketts to help round up last-minute signatures for the effort.  Citizens for Voter ID, which has been primarily financed by Ricketts’ mother, Marlene, said it will hold a series of town hall […]

Medical marijuana

Advocates, parents ‘beg’ Nebraskans to seek out and sign petition to legalize medical cannabis

BY: - June 22, 2022

LINCOLN — Advocates for legalizing medical marijuana switched Wednesday from urging Nebraskans to sign their petition to begging them as a July 7 deadline looms to submit signatures to qualify for the ballot in November. In sometimes emotional pleas at a press conference, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana said its all-volunteer signature collection effort will fail […]

GOP opens outreach office in Latino-rich South Omaha

BY: - June 21, 2022

OMAHA — National Republicans opened an outreach office in South Omaha this week aimed at helping Nebraska’s top political party grow in a Latino-rich part of Omaha. Omaha’s office is the first “Hispanic Community Center” the Republican National Committee has opened in a Great Plains state, RNC spokeswoman Preya Samsundar said.  Others have opened in […]

Flood campaign: software glitch caused donation report problem

BY: - June 17, 2022

LINCOLN — An official with the congressional campaign of State Sen. Mike Flood is blaming a software “glitch” for several errors in one of the candidate’s recent federal campaign contribution reports. The Federal Election Commission sent a letter to the Flood campaign on June 12, informing them that several donations listed by the campaign exceeded […]

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

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