Legislature - District 42

Election for a seat in the Legislature.

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  • Candidates


    Mike Groene

    Incumbent

    Agriculture marketing

    Age63
    PartyRepublican
    HomeNorth Platte
    Public offices heldLegislature, 2015-present
    EducationBachelor’s degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1977
    FamilyMarried, two children
    FaithChristian
    Key issueDeclined to provide a statement.

    Judy Pederson

    Owner of Pro Printing and Graphics

    Website

    Age58
    PartyRepublican
    HomeNorth Platte
    Public offices heldTwin Platte Natural Resources District Board of Directors, 2013-present; North Platte City Council 2004-2012
    EducationSome college, Mid-Plains Community College
    FamilyMarried, six kids
    FaithMethodist
    Key issueWith 2019 being a budget year, the first thing I would do is evaluate the forecasted revenue report to determine the projection of tax collections and state revenue. This report will be the impetus for the kinds of decisions and solutions that would need to be developed with the budget. Then I would set up meetings with state economists and my colleagues to determine how we can collaborate to adequately fund state government and our K-12 school system while finding fundamental changes to our property tax system, and address our declining rural economy and population decrease.

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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