Legislature - District 4

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • West Omaha voters will choose between Republican incumbent, Democrat newcomer for Legislature (Aug. 18, 2018)
  • Candidates


    Shannon Coryell

    Stay-at-home mom

    Website

    Age41
    PartyDemocratic
    HomeOmaha
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationHigh school diploma; attended classes at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Iowa Western and Metropolitan Community College
    FamilySingle, two children
    FaithNone
    Key issueAs a lifelong resident of Nebraska and a parent, I want to make our state a more desirable place to live. One step toward that goal is expanding healthcare, which we can afford. When people are healthy, they can more easily contribute to our economy, perform in school and engage in civic life. This will help ensure people want to stay here after graduating from one of our great colleges and universities. Imagine if Nebraska were known for taking care of all its residents and being a state full of opportunity for future generations.

    Bob Hilkemann

    Incumbent

    Retired podiatrist

    Website

    Age70
    PartyRepublican
    HomeOmaha
    Public offices heldState senator, 2015-present
    EducationDoctor of Podiatric Medicine, Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine; bachelor’s degree in biology, Nebraska Wesleyan University
    FamilyMarried, three children
    FaithPresbyterian
    Key issueMy number one priority is to listen to and represent the citizens of District 4 with intelligence, compassion and integrity as we deal with the ongoing revenue shortfalls, desired property tax relief, proper funding of K-12 public education, funding for postsecondary education, encouraging economic development and addressing the public health and safety issues which present to the Legislature.

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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