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.

Susanne Shore

Susanne Shore, the governor’s wife, endorses Democrat Pansing Brooks

BY: - June 16, 2022

LINCOLN — Susanne Shore and her husband, Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, are at odds in supporting candidates to replace convicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. On Thursday, the campaign of the Democratic candidate, State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, announced on Twitter that Shore had endorsed her in the special election June 28 to […]

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Feds seek prison for Fortenberry, who is asking for probation

BY: - June 15, 2022

OMAHA — The fate of former Nebraska congressman Jeff Fortenberry could hinge on what a federal judge thinks of his behavior during and after the investigation that led to his conviction on three felony charges. Federal prosecutors filed documents this week seeking six months in prison and two years of supervised release for Fortenberry.   Fortenberry’s […]

Slama-Herbster attorneys argue about path forward in discovery

BY: - June 14, 2022

BEATRICE, Nebraska — Dueling lawsuits about one of eight groping allegations that jostled the end of Nebraska’s GOP gubernatorial primary race reached a courtroom for the first time Tuesday. Johnson County District Judge Rick Schreiner heard lawyers argue parts of five motions concerning the discovery process that lawyers use to gather information for civil cases. […]

Gun rights

Smith, Democratic challenger differ on solutions in wake of mass shootings

BY: - June 13, 2022

LINCOLN — U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith has rejected a congressional proposal to raise the age at which a person can buy a high-powered, semi-automatic weapon, instead calling for “real solutions” that don’t infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners. In a “Washington Report” column released Friday, Smith said that while Americans are “understandably outraged […]

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Bacon-Vargas race runs into inflation, abortion, guns, Trump

BY: - June 13, 2022

OMAHA — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., beat an incumbent Democrat in 2016. He survived a “blue wave” election in 2018. He outpolled former President Donald Trump locally in 2020. And he drew no top-tier GOP challenger in this year’s primary race, despite Trump seeking one. Bacon, a retired Air Force brigadier general, faces a […]

‘Red flag’ law, arming teachers emerge as differences between 1st District candidates

BY: - June 12, 2022

LINCOLN — The candidates in a special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry differed on the need for “red-flag” laws, arming school teachers and what’s wrong with Washington, D.C., in a televised debate Sunday night. State Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk, the Republican in the June 28 […]

Mike Franken wins Democratic nomination to take on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley

BY: - June 9, 2022

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Franken won the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, beating former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer. The Associated Press called the competitive primary race for Franken at 9:13 p.m., with 55.2% of votes cast. His opponents, Finkenauer and Minden city councilman Glenn Hurst, won 40% and 4.8% of the […]

Nebraska recount changes nothing: Armendariz moves on to face Young in Legislative District 18

BY: - June 8, 2022

OMAHA — A recount Wednesday settled the last legislative race of Nebraska’s May primary election. Republican Christy Armendariz retained a narrow lead as second-place finisher in Legislative District 18 and will face Democrat Michael Young in the general election. Legislative races are officially nonpartisan. Young finished first by 120 votes in the GOP-leaning district in north-central […]

State Sen. Julie Slama

Slama team aims subpoena fight with Herbster staff for June 14 hearing

BY: - June 7, 2022

State Sen. Julie Slama’s legal team wants to get moving on subpoenas targeting Charles Herbster’s former state and national campaign team. Her lawyer filed a motion Friday seeking resolution June 14, during a hearing in the lawsuit and counter-lawsuit between her and Herbster, who lost a bid for governor. The Slama filing seeks to move […]

Nebraska counties inconsistent in who is sent early ballot request cards

BY: - June 6, 2022

LINCOLN — Individual decisions by a dozen county election officials about mail notifications could affect which voters turn out for the June 28 special election in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.  The election between Republican State Sen. Mike Flood and Democratic Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks will determine who represents the district through the end of the […]

McCarthy raises funds for Smith, Flood in Nebraska’s U.S. House races

BY: - June 3, 2022

LINCOLN — The Republican vying to replace Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker spent the end of this week in Nebraska, raising funds for two House candidates running in districts where the GOP holds significant advantages in voter registrations. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy raised money Thursday for U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith, who represents the […]

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen

Pillen says no to new gun restrictions

BY: - June 2, 2022

LINCOLN — Jim Pillen, the Republican nominee for Nebraska governor, said Thursday he opposes new restrictions on gun owners as an answer to mass shootings like those in Oklahoma, Texas, New York and Nebraska. Pillen said he would fight the adoption of a so-called “red-flag” law, under which a judge can order the temporary confiscation […]

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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