Nebraska state legislative districts

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There are a total of 49 seats in the Nebraska Legislature. It is the only state legislature that is unicameral, hence it is also referred to as the Nebraska State Senate.

Members of the Nebraska State Senate serve four-year terms with term limits. Roughly half of the Senate is up for election every two years.[1] Each Nebraska state senator represents an average of 37,272 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 34,924.[3]

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Nebraska Senate, a candidate must:[4]

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a resident of Nebraska, and specifically a resident of the legislative district he or she wishes to serve, for at least one year prior to the general election
  • Must not have ever been convicted of a felony

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the Legislature, it is up to the Governor to select a replacement. If a vacancy happens in the last 60 days before a general election, the replacement appointed by the Governor serves the remainder of the term until a new representative is elected. If the vacancy happens more than 60 days before the general election, the replacement serves the remainder of the unfilled term until the next general election.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The Nebraska State Senate is one of 15 state legislatures with term limits. Voters enacted the Nebraska Term Limits Act in 2000. That initiative said that Nebraska senators are subject to term limits of no more than two four-year terms.[1]

The first year that the term limits enacted in 2000 impacted the ability of incumbents to run for office was in 2008.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Nebraska State Senate.

See also

External links

References