Omaha Public Schools Board - Subdistrict 2

Incumbent Marque Snow faces Marlon Brewer in the November general election.

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  • Budget cuts, bond issues and board stability are on the minds of OPS board candidates (Oct. 1, 2018)
  • Candidates


    Marlon Brewer

    Program director at Apex Foster Care

    Age37
    PartyDemocratic
    HomeOmaha
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationBachelor's in sociology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
    FamilySingle, three children
    FaithBaptist
    Key issueMy top priority is to close achievement gaps that exist within the school district. OPS should be a great school district for all students, not just some. Right now, there are unacceptable achievement gaps both between schools and within schools. Part of the solution is to provide principals and teachers with the support they need to ensure high quality instruction in all classrooms, every day. The job of the school board is to create the conditions that allow for that level of instruction. I intend to maintain a laser focus on creating conditions for high quality instruction to thrive.

    Marque A. Snow

    Incumbent

    Labor United Instructor

    Website

    Age30
    PartyDemocratic
    HomeOmaha
    Public offices heldOPS school board, 2013 to present
    EducationBachelor's in political science and history, University of South Dakota
    FamilyEngaged
    Key issueMy top priorities are to prepare students for college/trade, career and life by increasing rigor, relevance and high expectations for all students, expanding community partnerships, increasing parental involvement and ensuring the district is fiscally responsible.

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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