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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Nebraska
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Nebraska
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Nebraska

The state of Nebraska will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Nebraska
Filing deadline for incumbent candidates seeking re-election February 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for non-incumbent candidates March 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for state legislature candidates March 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 25, 2014
Primary election date May 13, 2014
Petition drive deadline for initiatives July 4, 2014
Filing deadline for independents filing for office by petition and new party candidates September 2, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 17, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Nebraska in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Nebraska

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2014

The retirement of Sen. Mike Johanns (R) left an open seat in Nebraska. Because the district was a safe Republican seat, much of the campaigning happened in the primary election. The two frontrunners, Ben Sasse and Shane Osborn, both received early endorsements from conservative organizations. Sasse hit the ground running with record breaking fundraising early in the cycle. Sasse defeated Osborn in the primary, and Democratic candidate Dave Domina in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Nebraska State Senate


See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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U.S. Senate elections in Nebraska

See also: United States Senate elections in Nebraska, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Nebraska will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Nebraska has a semi-closed primary system, meaning congressional primaries are closed; however unaffiliated voters may vote for a candidate of a particular party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mike Johanns (R). Johanns was first elected in 2008. He announced in February 2013 that he would not seek re-election in 2014.[1][2] He joins a growing list of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2014.

Candidates


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Democratic Party Dave Domina[3]

Republican Party Ben Sasse-President of Midland University[4]

Republican Party Shane Osborn[5]

Republican Party Bart McLeay[6]

Republican Party Sid Dinsdale[7]

Republican Party Clifton Johnson[8]

Independent David Holcomb[9]

Independent Jim Jenkins[10]

Independent Todd Watson[11]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Nebraska
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Nebraska

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Nebraska, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Nebraska will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect three candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's three congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 3, 2014
May 13, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Nebraska has a semi-closed primary system, meaning congressional primaries are closed; however unaffiliated voters may vote for a candidate of a particular party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, Republicans hold all three of the congressional seats from Nebraska.

Members of the U.S. House from Nebraska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 1
     Republican Party 3 2
Total 3 3

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the three congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Jeff Fortenberry Ends.png Republican 1
Lee Terry Ends.png Republican 2
Adrian Smith Ends.png Republican 3

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Withdrew from race

Declined to run

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 13, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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State executive official elections in Nebraska

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See also: Nebraska state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Nebraska
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Seven state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Nebraska.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Nebraska:

List of candidates by office

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Governor & Lieutenant Governor


In Nebraska, gubernatorial nominees select their lieutenant governor running mate after the primary.[21] Note: Lavon Heidemann's name did not appear on the ballot after an appeal by Pete Ricketts to add running mate Mike Foley following Heidemann's withdrawal on September 9, 2014. State law required gubernatorial candidates to select their running mates by September 1, with no provision for removing selected candidates from the ballot. Ricketts selected State Auditor Mike Foley as a replacement for Heidemann, and the Nebraska Secretary of State approved an appeal to replace Heidemann with Foley on September 10, 2014.[22][23]

General election

Republican Party Pete Ricketts/Mike Foley Green check mark transparent.png [24][25]
Democratic Party Chuck Hassebrook/Jane Raybould[26]
Libertarian Party Mark G. Elworth Jr./Scott Zimmerman[27]

Withdrew from race

Republican Party Lavon Heidemann - Former lieutenant governor
Republican Party Greg Adams - President of the Nebraska Unicameral, representing District 24[28]
Republican Party Charlie Janssen - State Senator, District 15[29][30]
Republican Party Mike Flood - Past Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature[31][32]
Republican Party Rick Sheehy- Former Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska[33]
Republican Party Don Stenberg - Nebraska State Treasurer[34][35]
Democratic Party Annette Dubas - Member of the Nebraska Unicameral representing District 34.[36][37]

Lost in primary

Republican Party Tom Carlson - State Senator, District 38[38]
Republican Party Beau McCoy - Member of the Nebraska State Legislature, representing District 39 since 2009.[39][40][41]
Republican Party Jon Bruning - Current Attorney General of Nebraska[42]
Republican Party Mike Foley - Nebraska State Auditor[40]
Republican Party Bryan Slone - Tax attorney, former Reagan administration official[43]

Attorney General


Lost in primary

Secretary of State


Republican Party John A. Gale - Incumbent[35]Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ben Backus[45]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Don Stenberg
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2010 Yes[46] Republican Party Don Stenberg
Democratic Party Michael O'Hara
Libertarian Party Michael Knebel
Republican Party Don Stenberg No
Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley
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2007 No (Ran for Lieutenant Governor) Republican Party Charlie Janssen
Libertarian Party Amanda McGill
Republican Party Charlie Janssen No
Public Service Commission Anne C. Boyle
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1996 No Republican Party John Sieler
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades
Democratic Party Crystal Rhoades No
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State Senate election in Nebraska

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See also: Nebraska State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nebraska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for challengers wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014, two days after the statutory deadline, which fell on a Saturday. Incumbents were required to file for election by February 18, 2014, three days after the statutory deadline, which fell on the Saturday prior to Presidents Day.

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40District 42District 44District 46District 48

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Nebraska

See also: Nebraska 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Zero ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Nebraska.

Potential measures


Citizen initiatives

Type Title Subject Description
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Local ballot measure elections in Nebraska

See also: Local ballot measures, Nebraska and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


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School board elections in Nebraska

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Nebraska school board elections, 2014

A total of four Nebraska school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 13 seats up for election. Omaha Public Schools has scheduled elections for May 13, 2014. The remaining three districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 92,251 K-12 students.[47]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated February 1, 2014

A total of 669 school districts are holding elections for 2,149 seats in 2014. These elections will take place in 39 states. This list breaks down the Nebraska school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014


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Voting in Nebraska

See also: Voting in Nebraska

Important voting information

  • Nebraska uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of May 2015, Nebraska is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Nebraska, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Nebraska is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permit some form of early voting.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Nebraska ranked 40th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Nebraska received an overall score of 58 percent.[48]

See also

References

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  3. "Nebraska Watchdog," "Democrat enters Nebraska U.S. Senate race" January 21, 2014
  4. Watchdog.org, "Sasse jumping in Senate race", accessed August 19, 2013
  5. Journal Star "Shane Osborn launches Senate campaign," Accessed July 15, 2013
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  7. Campaign website, "Home", accessed February 5, 2014
  8. Campaign website, "Home", accessed December 11, 2013
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  11. Campaign website, "Home," accessed February 27, 2014
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  14. Omaha.com, "Republican Dan Frei will take on Lee Terry in District 2," accessed November 5, 2013
  15. The Green Papers, "The Green Papers: What's New? First Quarter (Jan - Mar) 2014," accessed February 20, 2014
  16. Nebraska Watchdog, "Tea party’s Maxwell turns Omaha House race upside down," accessed May 23, 2014
  17. Nebraska Watchdog, "It’s official: Tea partyer Maxwell won’t challenge GOP’s Lee Terry," accessed July 28, 2014
  18. Watchdog.org, "Festersen out of Congressional race, Democrats wonder who’s in," accessed December 9, 2013
  19. Watchdog, "Retired Army veteran to challenge Congressman Smith," accessed January 2, 2014
  20. Lexch.com, "Third District congressional candidate Sullivan getting his name out," accessed August 1, 2013
  21. Politics1, "Nebraska," accessed April 20, 2013
  22. WOWT, "Update: Ricketts Names Mike Foley As New Running Mate," September 9, 2014
  23. Kearney Hub, "Secretary of State: Mike Foley's name to appear on ballot," September 10, 2014
  24. Journal Star, "Waiting for shoes to fall," accessed July 21, 2013
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  26. The Freemont Tribune, "Hasseback will enter 2014 governor's race," accessed June 3, 2013
  27. Nebraska Secretary of State, "2014 Filed Candidates," accessed February 19, 2014
  28. Journal Star, "Walton: Speaker Adams looks at governor race," accessed September 1, 2013
  29. Omaha World-Herald, "State Sen. Charlie Janssen to run for governor; Clare won't run," accessed February 18, 2013
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  31. Omaha World-Herald, "Mike Flood drops bid for governor; wife ill," accessed December 6, 2012
  32. Lincoln Journal Star, "Don Walton: Flood won't re-enter governor's race," accessed July 7, 2013
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  45. Nebraska Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Filing," accessed March 3, 2014
  46. Omaha World Herald, "Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg to run for 2nd term," December 4, 2013
  47. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed January 2, 2014
  48. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014