Ralston City Council - Ward 3

Candidates


Terri Alberhasky

Coordinator, Boys Town National Research Hospital’s Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning

Age55
PartyDemocratic
HomeRalston
Public offices heldNone
EducationJuris Doctor, Creighton University School of Law; Bachelor of Science in marketing, Bellevue University; associate degree in applied science in business, Metropolitan Community College
MilitaryNone
FamilyMarried, one son
FaithCatholic
Key issueThe City of Ralston must remain a vibrant and robust community for all of its citizens. Ralston city departments must have the resources necessary to keep services at their current high levels plus complete infrastructure and road repairs. When Craig Alberhasky ends his term on the City Council after 16 years, he does so after serving as a stalwart defender of citizen rights and government transparency. I am incredibly proud of Craig’s tenure and would continue analyzing every issue, verifying every expense, challenging inequities and being a voice for all constituents.

Brian Kavanaugh

Software developer, Orion Advisor Services

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Age49
PartyDemocratic
HomeRalston
Public offices heldPresident of the Baright Public Library Board of Trustees
EducationBachelor of Arts in history, University of California Santa Barbara; Master of Science in physical education, Ohio University
MilitaryNone
FamilyEngaged
Key issueMy top priority is increasing revenue opportunities for Ralston. We are currently facing a shortfall, which if the current budget is approved, will require a combination of tax increases and cuts across various departments. The arena of course is one area to look at, so I’m looking forward to hearing what the consultant that was hired says. The other is making downtown Ralston a destination, like Benson and Blackstone have become. That means attracting more businesses that are more consumer-facing and open outside of normal business hours. That will benefit our existing businesses and our bottom line.

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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