Incumbent U.S. Rep. David Young faces Democratic challenger Cindy Axne.
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|Home||West Des Moines|
|Public offices held||Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 2010-2014; Iowa Department of Management, 2007-2010; Iowa Department of Administrative Services, 2005-2007.|
|Education||Master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University; bachelor's in journalism from University of Iowa|
|Family||Married, two children|
|Key issue||When I go to Congress, my top priority will be making sure that every Iowan has access to high-quality, affordable health care. That starts with improving the Affordable Care Act and stopping House Republicans from allowing the return of lifetime limits, making sure that people can't be discriminated against for pre-existing conditions, allowing children to stay on their parent's insurance until they're 26 and lowering costs, including the costs of prescription drugs. Finally, we must put a real public option in place giving every Iowan the option for high-quality, affordable healthcare.|
|Home||Van Meter, Iowa|
|Public offices held||Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2015-present|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts, English, Drake University|
|Key issue||My priority is to protect and defend the Constitution, create economic opportunities for Iowans, ensure a strong national defense and bring government transparency and accountability to Iowa's hardworking taxpayers. By bringing Iowa common sense to the table of solutions in the House of Representatives, I've listened to Iowans in the 3rd District and carried their voice by leading on issues important to them and working in a bipartisan manner and cutting through the dysfunction in Washington, D.C.|
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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