Papio-Missouri River NRD - Subdistrict 10

Kevin Sopinski and Terry Dale are on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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  • Flood control, fiscal discipline are focus of 3 Papio-Missouri River NRD races (Sept. 23, 2018)
  • Candidates


    Terry Dale

    Corporate fraud officer at Pinnacle Bank

    Age58
    PartyDemocratic
    HomeOmaha
    Public offices heldSanitary and Improvement District 257 chairman, 2012-present; board member, 2010-present
    EducationSome college at Benedictine College and Bellevue University, Fort Calhoun High School
    FamilyMarried, four children
    Key issueDue to the pace of development in the Papillion Creek Watershed, I would like to see greater emphasis on projects in the northern areas of the watershed for flood control. The smaller projects undertaken in the watershed have had a tremendous impact, but we are still vulnerable to devastating flooding. I feel we need to do more to protect the areas where flooding would have the greatest economic impact and would have the most effect on homes and businesses.

    Kevyn Sopinski

    Financial adviser at Pathfinder Wealth Advisors

    Age45
    PartyRepublican
    HomePapillion
    Public offices heldNone
    EducationMaster of Business Administration from Bellevue University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in economics from Creighton University
    FamilyMarried, two children
    FaithCatholic
    Key issueIf elected, my top priority will be to maintain fiscal responsibility. We need to be careful with the public's money. I'd like to see the flood zone maps decreased in Papillion. Critical items to the county include maintaining flood control, certifying the levies at Offutt Air Force Base, recreation opportunities and new sewer lines for the southern part of the county. It is important to work with the county, other government agencies and the private sector to continue building water retention lakes where appropriate. These lakes have the added benefit of public-access recreation and improve our quality of life.

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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