Democrat Kara Eastman is challenging incumbent Republican Don Bacon.
Congressman, retired brigadier general
|Public offices held||U.S. House of Representatives member, 2017-present|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree, Northern Illinois University; master’s degrees, University of Phoenix and National War College|
|Military||Air Force, 1985-2015, retired brigadier general|
|Family||Married, four children|
|Key issue||While I believe we'll have many accomplishments, getting our military back on its feet is a very high priority for me. Over the last decade, our armed forces have had budget cuts of 18% and have endured 36 continuing resolutions. Consequently: Half of the Navy's aircraft can't fly today, only five of the Army's 58 combat brigades can "fight tonight," and we have the oldest and smallest Air Force in US history. Due to hyper-partisanship, defense appropriations bills aren't getting passed. This must stop if we are to continue securing our nation and protecting the freedoms we all hold dear.|
Executive director at Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
|Public offices held||Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, 2015 to present|
|Education||Master's of social work, Loyola University Chicago; Bachelor's of arts in sociology and English, Pitzer College.|
|Family||Married, one child|
|Key issue||It is time for our country to acknowledge that quality health care and access to health insurance is an American right. Our country should move toward the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act to guarantee that everyone has health care. Families deserve to be able to get the medical treatment and prescription medications they need without breaking the bank. This is a moral issue - 45,000 Americans die every year because they aren't insured. We must reduce overall medical costs to make premiums affordable.|
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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