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Nebraska Secretary of State election, 2014

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Nebraska Secretary of State Election

Primary Date:
May 13, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John A. Gale Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
John A. Gale Republican Party
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Nebraska State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Public Services Commissioner

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The Nebraska Secretary of State election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent John A. Gale (R) was first appointed in 2000 and was seeking re-election in 2014.[1] He faced Libertarian Party candidate Ben Backus in the general election. Gale won election to another four-year term.

Nebraska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races while congressional primary elections are closed.[2]

Candidates

General election

Republican Party John A. Gale - Incumbent[1]Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ben Backus[3]

Results

General election

Secretary of State of Nebraska, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Gale Incumbent 75.2% 368,135
     Libertarian Ben Backus 24.8% 121,470
Total Votes 489,605
Election Results via Nebraska Secretary of State.

Past elections

2010

2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John A. Gale 69.8%
     Democratic Party Janet Stewart 30.2%
Total Votes 467,995

2006

2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[5]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John A. Gale 61.3%
     Democratic Party Jay C. Stoddard 33.6%
     Green Party Doug Paterson 1.8%
Total Votes 549,860

2002

2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election[6]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda John A. Gale 62.1%
     Democratic Party Jay C. Stoddard 29.7%
     Independent Joseph A. Rosberg 6.2%
     Libertarian Party Tudor Lewis 2.0%
Total Votes 441,934

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
May 13, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
December 1, 2014 Certification of election results
January 8, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials

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