Incumbent Charlie Janssen, a Republican, faces Democrat Jane Skinner.
State Auditor; CEO of RTG Medical
|Public offices held||Fremont City Council, 2006-2009; Nebraska State Senator, 2009-14; State Auditor, 2015-present|
|Education||Logan View (Hooper) High School; Wayne State College, bachelor of science degree|
|Family||Married, four children|
|Key issue||As the Nebraska State Auditor of Public Accounts, I am extremely proud of the work we have done over the nearly last four years. The relationships we have forged with the Nebraska Legislature have helped to update laws, and have new legislation passed that is helping our office work much more effectively for Nebraskans. Our office has come in under budget each year I have served as Auditor, and because of the work we have done, we have saved taxpayers millions of dollars. We also worked with numerous municipalities to help them better serve you. I would appreciate your vote!|
Part-time library specialist
|Public offices held||None|
|Education||Oakland-Craig High School; Cottey College (Nevada, Missouri), English literature studies|
|Key issue||I'm running for office because I felt it needed to be done. The office of auditor is quiet, but incredibly important, and it is currently being held by a man that is interested only in division and extreme partisanship. I want to be someone who restores the position of auditor to where it belongs: as a tool, not a weapon. I want to restore trust in the political process in general, and in the office of auditor in particular.|
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Three ways to register
» Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration.
» Register in person at an election commission office, the DMV, or in Douglas County, any of Omaha’s 12 library branches.
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.
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