2018 Election Guide

Check back for updates as we gear up before the Nov. 6 general election.

Ballot initiatives

Medicaid expansion

Douglas County

Douglas County Board - District 2 (2 candidates)

Douglas County Board - District 4 (1 candidate)

Douglas County Board - District 6 (1 candidate)

Assessor/Register of Deeds (2 candidates)

Douglas County Attorney (1 candidate)

Clerk of the District Court (2 candidates)

Douglas County Engineer (1 candidate)

Douglas County Sheriff (2 candidates)

Douglas County Treasurer (1 candidate)

Omaha Public Schools Board - Subdistrict 2 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Schools Board - Subdistrict 4 (1 candidate)

Omaha Public Schools Board - Subdistrict 6 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Schools Board - Subdistrict 8 (1 candidate)

Bennington School Board (5 candidates)

Elkhorn School Board (5 candidates)

Millard School Board (4 candidates)

Ralston School Board (2 candidates)

Westside School Board (4 candidates)

Ralston City Council - Ward 3 (2 candidates)

Ralston City Council - Ward 4 (1 candidate)

Ralston City Council - Ward 5 (1 candidate)

Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, at-large (2 candidates)

Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 1 (1 candidate)

Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 2 (2 candidates)

Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 3 (2 candidates)

Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, District 4 (2 candidates)

Metropolitan Utilities District - Subdivision 1 (2 candidates)

Metropolitan Utilities District - Subdivision 2 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Power District - Subdivision 1 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Power District - Subdivision 6 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Power District - Subdivision 7 (2 candidates)

Omaha Public Power District - Subdivision 8 (2 candidates)

Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 2 (1 candidate)

Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 4 (2 candidates)

Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 6 (1 candidate)

Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 8 (2 candidates)

Iowa races

U.S. House - Iowa's 3rd District (2 candidates)

Iowa governor (2 candidates)

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Voter info

Three ways to register

» Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.

» Print out an application (Here's the form) and take it to your local election commission (Here’s a list)

» Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.

Registration questions

Visit www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov to check whether you’re registered to vote and find your polling place. If you think you should be able to vote at a polling place but there’s a problem with the registration, request to fill out a provisional ballot. The election commission will collect them and then has a week to verify whether you are eligible to vote.

To request an early ballot

You must request an early voting ballot in writing for each election. In Douglas and Sarpy Counties, voters should receive in the mail a card that includes an application for early voting. If you’ve already submitted a request for an early voting ballot, you can ignore it. If you haven’t, you can fill out the form on the card and then mail, fax or — for the first time this year — email a picture to the election commission. Just don’t forget to sign the request, otherwise it’s not valid. You can also vote in person at the election commission office.

To find your district

Visit votercheck.necvr.ne.gov and look up your registration info or polling place to find a list of the political districts you live in.

Important dates

Oct. 1: First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Oct. 9: First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
Oct. 19: Deadline to register to vote online, by mail, at agencies, at the DMV office, by deputy registrar or by registration form that’s delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering
Oct. 26: Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6 p.m. Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address, 6 p.m. Deadline for write-in candidates to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Nov. 5: Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office, 5 p.m. (Sarpy County office closes at 4:45 p.m.)
Nov. 6: Election Day! Polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 7 p.m.: Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot. 8 p.m.: Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location
Nov. 13: Deadline for verification of provisional ballots

Here are the Douglas County drop box locations, opening in early October:

City/County Building (1819 Farnam St.)
South Omaha Branch Library (2808 Q St.)
Washington Branch Library (2868 Ames Ave.)
Ralston Police Department (7400 Main St., Ralston)
Abrahams Branch Library (5111 N. 90th St.)
Douglas County Election Commission (225 N. 115th St.)
Drive-up location (115th and Davenport Streets, on median)
Douglas County Engineer's Office (15505 West Maple Road)
Millard Public Schools Foundation (5225 S. 159th Ave.)
Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library (2100 Reading Plaza)

To contact your election commission

Douglas County Election Commission: www.votedouglascounty.com; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Sarpy County Election Commission: www.sarpy.com/election; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046