NU Board of Regents - District 8


Hal Daub


Senior counsel for Husch, Blackwell


Public offices heldFour terms, U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-88; mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001; Board of Regents, 2013-present.
EducationJ.D., University of Nebraska; bachelor of business administration, Washington University in St. Louis.
MilitaryU.S. Army, 1966-68, captain.
FamilyMarried, two daughters, one son, all adults
Key issueMost of the last four decades of my career has been spent working for Nebraskans and our state; first as congressman, then mayor of Omaha and the past six years as regent. The young people educated through our university system are critical to the future of this state and our nation. My goal is to have an affordable tuition structure, keep our well-prepared graduates in Nebraska, and do so with the least financial burden to families and students. My background in both business and public service is proven leadership with fiscal management experience and results.

Barbara Weitz

Retired social work faculty member


Public offices heldNone
EducationMaster in social work, University of Nebraska at Omaha; master in public administration, New York University; bachelor of political science, Carleton College.
FamilyMarried, one daughter, two sons, all adults
Key issueI am running for the Board of Regents because I have dedicated decades of my life to service within the university. I have 30 years of experience working within the NU system as a student, faculty member in the UNO School of Social Work, trustee, board member of the University of Nebraska Foundation, alumna, and volunteer. As regent, I will increase the diversity of perspectives on the board, find innovative solutions to budget cuts, and encourage greater collaboration and communication within the board and with taxpayers. We must maintain affordable and accessible higher education for all Nebraskans.

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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