Legislature - District 18

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Incumbent, challenger point to financial backgrounds in northwest Omaha legislative race (Sept. 29, 2018)
  • Candidates

    Brett Lindstrom


    Financial adviser


    Public offices heldNebraska Legislature, 2015 to current
    EducationBachelor of history, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    FamilyMarried; three children
    Key issueI am committed to finding solutions to lowering the property tax burden and getting rid of the state tax on Social Security Income which unfairly targets seniors. I am happy to report that a bill I introduced to address the Social Security tax passed this session, which is the first time in four years the issue has gotten to the floor. I have also been on the forefront of creating good paying jobs in Omaha with the goal to make Nebraska a destination state for the best and brightest in our state and from across the country.

    Scott Winkler

    Retired accounting manager, City of Omaha


    Public offices heldNone
    EducationMaster of management, bachelor of accounting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Nebraska
    Key issueEqual opportunity to better jobs, education and healthcare for all Nebraska families. Every family should have fair access and the tools they need to live the ‘Good Life’ in Nebraska. Protecting and increasing funding for education and technical training is critical to provide more opportunities for the good-paying jobs of tomorrow. We must create a better environment in our state to promote economic development and provide more families and small businesses the necessary resources for their success. I will be an independent leader with a vision to provide more opportunities for our middle-class families and the most vulnerable.”

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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 see a sample ballot

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

    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