Legislature - District 24

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Nebraska State Sen. Kolterman, challenger Nantkes focus on property taxes, education funding (Sept. 15, 2018)
  • Candidates

    Mark Kolterman


    Retired president, Kolterman Agency Inc. insurance


    Public offices heldNebraska Legislature, 2015 to present; Seward school board
    EducationBachelor’s degree in industrial technology, Peru State College; associate degree in building construction technology, Southeast Community College
    FamilyWidower, two grown daughters
    Key issueAfter serving four years in the State Legislature, I know my way around the important issues facing our state. I am proud of the work I have done on health care issues, agriculture issues, banking/insurance issues, and education and taxes. I am also proud to be a part of managing the six state retirement systems plans protecting the retirement of our many public servants, including teachers, law enforcement, judges and our state and county employees. My goals for next year include a continued focus on property tax relief and a continuation of my focus on consensus building among my colleagues.

    Stephanie Nantkes

    Retired teacher, Lincoln Public Schools


    Public offices heldSeward school board
    EducationMaster’s degree in education, Concordia University; master’s degree in education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education, Kennedy College
    FamilyMarried, two grown children
    Key issueEducation/funding, property taxes, rural health care. When I saw a need for leadership in Seward, I ran and was elected to the Seward school board. I served six years on the board. I was asked to serve on the Government Relations Team which met and lobbied the Unicameral along with the Nebraska School Boards Association. I again see a need for education in our state. We are rated in the top 10 nationally for academic achievement and in the bottom 10 for state funding. I am hearing and seeing the push for vouchers and private education, which will take money away from public education. I feel a need to step forward.

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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