World-Herald editorial board endorsements

Editorial: Fortenberry has served the 1st District energetically, deserves re-election (Nov. 1, 2018)

Editorial: Return John Friend as clerk of the Douglas County District Court (Oct. 31, 2018)

Editorial: Deb Fischer is a skilled legislator deserving re-election to the Senate (Oct. 30, 2018)

Editorial: Ricketts has pushed agencies to better serve the public; he deserves re-election (Oct. 28, 2018)

Editorial: Medicaid expansion is in Nebraska's best interest, deserves voter approval (Oct. 28, 2018)

Editorial: Diane Battiato has made improvements, deserves re-election as assessor (Oct. 28, 2018)

Editorial: David Young has shown devotion to Iowa's 3rd District, deserves re-election (Oct. 26, 2018)

Editorial: Two seats are up for election on the Metropolitan Utilities District board (Oct. 25, 2018)

Editorial: Millard Public Schools board (Oct. 24, 2018)

Editorial: OPPD board has complex decisions ahead; it's important to elect capable members (Oct. 23, 2018)

Editorial: Timm, Neary are strong candidates for the State Board of Education (Oct. 22, 2018)

Editorial: Don Bacon has approached his work responsibly; he deserves a second term (Oct. 21, 2018)

Editorial: Nebraska state auditor contest is problematic this year (Oct. 19, 2018)

Editorial: Votes have sound choices in McCormick, Fowler and Sopinski for NRD board (Oct. 18, 2018)

Editorial: Watermeier, Schram worthy candidates for Public Service Commission (Oct. 17, 2018)

Editorial: O'Connor, Schafer, Daub are impressive candidates for the NU Board of Regents (Oct. 16, 2018)

Editorial: Marque Snow, Jeff Jezewski are capable candidates for OPS board (Oct. 14, 2018)

Editorial: Bob Evnen is a worthy candidate for Nebraska secretary of state (Oct. 14, 2018)

Editorial: Here are our editorial recommendations for Metropolitan Community College Board (Oct. 12, 2018)

Editorial: Cavanaugh contributes well to County Board, deserves re-election (Oct. 11, 2018)

Editorial: Douglas County Sheriff's Office operates at high level, warranting Tim Dunning's re-election (Oct. 11, 2018)

Editorial: More endorsements for Legislature: Murman, Pederson, Hughes (Oct. 10, 2018)

Editorial: More endorsements for Legislature: McCollister, Moser, Kolterman, Hansen, Dorn (Oct. 9, 2018)

Editorial: More Legislature endorsements: Clements, Hilkemann, Hunt, Arch, Hassebrook, Lindstrom (Oct. 8, 2018)

Editorial: Five of our endorsements for the Legislature: Thibodeau, DeBoer, Lathrop, Ebke, Gragert (Oct. 7, 2018)

Editorial: Candidates' dedication, balanced views among key factor for our endorsements (Oct. 5, 2018)


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Voter info

Three ways to register

» Online at

» 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 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 see a sample ballot

See a sample ballot from the Nebraska Secretary of State website here.

To find your district

Visit 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:; 402-444-8683; 225 N. 115th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Sarpy County Election Commission:; 402-593-2167; 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4, Papillion, NE 68046