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Nebraska 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Criminal Justice

    Referendum 426: Referendum to Repeal the Elimination of the Death Penalty

    Keeps the death penalty as a possible penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree by repealing Legislative Bill 268, passed in 2015 by the First Session of the 104th Nebraska Legislature.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes280,58738.8 %
    No443,50661.2 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State Senate - A total of 25 seats out of the chamber's 49 seats are up for election in 2016
    US House - Voters will elect three candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's three congressional districts.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Seven seats on Nebraska's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016
    Local Judges -
    Local Government
    School board - Five of the six Nebraska school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding school board elections for 18 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor.
    Candidates
    Nebraska Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    In Nebraska, a write-in candidate must file a notarized affidavit of intent with the secretary of state no later than the second Friday prior to the election. Additionally, "a candidate who has been defeated as a candidate in the primary election or defeated as a write-in candidate in the primary election shall not be eligible as a write-in candidate for the same office in the general election."

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    Nebraska Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(0)
    ()
    State Senators(49)
    (15)(32)(1)(1)
    US Representatives(3)
    (3)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    May 2, 2017
    Nebraska : City of Lincoln General Election
    May 9, 2017
    Nebraska : Omaha General Election
    May 15, 2018
    Nebraska : Primary Election
    November 6, 2018
    Nebraska : General Election