Nebraskans Will Go To The Polls In Less Than 2 Months

MURRAY, Neb. — In less than two months, Nebraskans will go to the polls to cast their ballots for the candidates and initiatives of their choice. Nov. 8 is Election Day this year in all 50 states. They’re called midterm elections, because they occur two years into a presidential term.

In Nebraska, voters will select a new governor, their member of Congress in each congressional district, other state officials, local school boards and municipal officials. There are also two ballot initiatives. The first, to require a valid photo identification in order to vote, also known as VoterID. The second, to increase the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.

Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen confirmed on Sept. 16 that the general election ballots had been finalized with all candidates and initiatives.

Conestoga area voters will also elect three members to the district’s Board of Education. Incumbent members Tracey Priefert and David Duzik are up for re-election. Board member Jason Nolting did not run for re-election. The six candidates are Greg Page, Seth Ahrens, Anthony Schlichtemeier, Dawnelle Martin, incumbent Tracey Priefert, and incumbent David Duzik.

Cass County is represented in the State Legislature by District 2 Senator Rob Clements. Sen. Clements was appointed in 2017 following the resignation of Bill Kinter. Clements was then elected to a full term in 2018. Plattsmouth resident, Sarah Slattery, is challenging Clements to represent the district. Legislative District 2 encompasses all of Cass County and a portion of Lancaster County including a portion of the City of Lincoln.

Election Day is Nov. 8 but there are a number of other important dates to remember. Eligible Nebraska residents have until Oct. 21 to register to vote or update their registration if needed online (Oct. 28 at the county election office.) Vote by mail ballots will begin going out on Oct. 3 and must be received by the county office on Election Day. Polls are open on Election Day, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.