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April 4, 2017
Nebraska : City of Lincoln Primary Election - Tue Apr 4, 2017
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May 15, 2018
Nebraska : Primary Election

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DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Nebraska

The popular drink Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1927. The brainchild of Edwin Perkins, Kool-Aid is the state’s official soft drink.

In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed a holiday to promote the planting of trees in Nebraska. The first “Arbor Day”—in which an estimated 1 million trees were planted—was celebrated on April 10, 1872. By 1920, 45 states had adopted the holiday.

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The world’s largest exhibited mammoth skeleton was found on a farm in Lincoln County in 1922. Originating from the Late Pleistocene Era, “Archie” is on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum.

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Nebraska is the only state with a nonpartisan, unicameral legislature. Promoted by Senator George Norris for its efficiency, cost-effectiveness and ability to eliminate secretive conference committee meetings common in bicameral legislatures, Nebraska has been governing by a single-house legislature since 1937.

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On June 22, 2003, a record-setting hailstone with a circumference of 18.75 inches fell in Aurora. The storm left craters of up to 14 inches in the ground and caused roughly $500,000 in property damage and one million dollars in crop damage.

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Bailey Yard in North Platte is the world’s largest train yard, situated on 2,850 acres of land spanning eight miles. It manages as many as 10,000 rail cars each day and can repair up to 20 cars per hour in its immense locomotive repair shop.

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The Ogallala Aquifer, which lies beneath 174,000 square miles of eight states extending from South Dakota down to western Texas, provides almost all of the water for residential, industrial and agricultural use in the High Plains region. Two-thirds of the Ogallala’s total supply comes from Nebraska.

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State of Nebraska Quick Facts
  • Current Population:1,896,190
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 10 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: No
  • Electoral Colleges: 5
  • Congressional Districts: 3
  • Date of Statehood: March 1, 1867
  • Size: 77,349 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Cornhusker State
  • Tree: Cottonwood
  • Flower: Goldenrod
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
Registered Voters

total: 1,173,532

Voter Registration Grand Total: 1,173,532

  • Republican : 567,704
  • Democrat : 360,281
  • Nonpartisan : 237,395
  • Libetarian : 8,152

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Nebraska?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Nebraska.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Nebraska does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Nebraska?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Nebraska, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    In-person voter registration at County Election Offices ends at 6 p.m. the 2nd Friday preceding an election. This includes registration changes such as updating an address.

    By Mail

    Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by the 3rd Friday preceding an election

    Motor Voter

    oter registration closes at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on the 3rd Friday preceding an election

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

    Any registered voter who does not have two consecutive hours in the period between the time of the opening and closing of the polls during which he or she is not required to be present at work for an employer shall be entitled on election day to be absent from employment for such a period of time as will in addition to his or her nonworking time total two consecutive hours between the time of the opening and closing of the polls. If the registered voter applies for such leave of absence prior to or on election day, the registered voter shall not be liable for any penalty and no deduction shall be made from his or her salary or wages on account of such absence. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.

    Nebraska State Government

    Nebraska Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the people grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, do ordain and establish the following declaration of rights and frame of government, as the Constitution of the State of Nebraska.

    All persons are by nature free and independent, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights; among these are life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes, and such rights shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof. To secure these rights, and the protection of property, governments are instituted among people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

    The Executive Branch
    The Nebraska State Capitol

    Executive Power

    The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and the heads of such other executive departments as set forth herein or as may be established by law. The Legislature may provide for the placing of the above named officers as heads over such departments of government as it may by law establish.

    Nebraska Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    The Nebraska State Capitol

    Legislative Power

    The legislative authority of the state shall be vested in a legislature consisting of one chamber. The people reserve for themselves the power to propose laws and amendments to the Constitution and to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislature, which power shall be called the power of initiative. The people also reserve power at their own option to approve or reject at the polls any act, item, section, or part of any act passed by the Legislature, which power shall be called the power of referendum.

    Nebraska Legislative Chambers
  • The State Senate (Elected)
  • Judicial Branch
    The Nebraska State Capitol

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the state shall be vested in a Supreme Court, an Appellate Court, District Courts, County Courts, in and for each county, with one or more judges for each county or with one judge for two or more counties, as the Legislature shall provide, and such other courts inferior to the Supreme Court as may be created by law. In accordance with rules established by the Supreme Court and not in conflict with other provisions of this Constitution and laws governing such matters, general administrative authority over all courts in this state shall be vested in the Supreme Court and shall be exercised by the Chief Justice.

    Nebraska Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(0)
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    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

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Nebraska Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The supreme executive power shall be vested in the Governor, who shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed and the affairs of the state efficiently and economically administered.

    Qualifications

    at least 30 years old, a resident of the state of Nebraska for at least five years a citizen of the United States.

    Election

    The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer shall be chosen at the general election held in November 1974, and in each alternate even-numbered year thereafter, for a term of four years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Term of Office

    For a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Salary

    $105,000

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor.

    Qualifications

    at least 30 years old a resident of the state of Nebraska for at least five years a citizen of the United States.

    Election

    The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer shall be chosen at the general election held in November 1974, and in each alternate even-numbered year thereafter, for a term of four years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Term of Office

    For a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Salary

    $75,000.

    Qualification age

    At least 30 years old.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and the heads of such other executive departments as set forth herein or as may be established by law].]>

    Election

    The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer shall be chosen at the general election held in November 1974, and in each alternate even-numbered year thereafter, for a term of four years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Term of Office

    For a term of four years].]>

    Salary

    $95,000

    Qualification age

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and the heads of such other executive departments as set forth herein or as may be established by law.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer shall be chosen at the general election held in November 1974, and in each alternate even-numbered year thereafter, for a term of four years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Term of Office

    For a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Salary

    $85,000.

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The executive officers of the state shall be the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, and the heads of such other executive departments as set forth herein or as may be established by law.

    Qualifications

    Election

    The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, and State Treasurer shall be chosen at the general election held in November 1974, and in each alternate even-numbered year thereafter, for a term of four years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Term of Office

    For a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Until their successors shall be elected and qualified.

    Salary

    $85,000.

    Qualification age

    Nebraska State Congress
    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Legislature is responsible for law-making in the state, but the Governor has the power to veto any bill. The legislature may override the governor's veto by a vote of three-fifths (30) of its members. The legislature also has the power, by a three-fifths vote, to propose constitutional amendments to the voters, who then decide upon it through a referendum.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the office of member of the Legislature unless on the date of the general election at which he is elected, or on the date of his appointment he is a registered voter, has attained the age of twenty-one years and has resided within the district from which he is elected for the term of one year next before his election, unless he shall have been absent on the public business of the United States or of this state.

    Election

    At the general election to be held in November 1964, one-half the members of the legislature, or as nearly thereto as may be practicable, shall be elected for a term of four years and the remainder for a term of two years, and thereafter all members shall be elected for a term of four years, with the manner of such election to be determined by the Legislature.

    Term of Office

    Members of the Nebraska State Senate serve four-year terms with term limits.

    Limit on Tenure

    With term limits.

    Salary

    $12,000/year

    Qualification age

    Has attained the age of twenty-one years.

    Nebraska State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Supreme Court has administrative authority over all inferior courts. It is essential for the Supreme Court, as a part of its inherent authority, to provide inferior courts with case progression standards in order to ensure that cases are properly disposed of in a timely and efficient manner.

    Qualifications

    To serve as a judge in Nebraska, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 30 years old, have practiced law in Nebraska for at least five years and be currently licensed to practice before the state supreme court.

    Election

    Judges are selected using an assisted appointment system

    Term of Office

    At least two terms of the supreme court shall be held each year, at the seat of government.

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $153,000

    Associates salary

    $153,000

    Qualification age

    Be at least 30 years ol

    The Court Of Appeals
    Authority

    Qualifications

    Be a U.S. citizen,be a resident of Nebraska,be at least 30 years old,be a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association,have practiced law in Nebraska for at least five years.

    Election

    The Nebraska Court of Appeals consists of six judges who are nominated by the governor from lists created by judicial nominating commissions.

    Term of Office

    Judges on the Nebraska Court of Appeals serve six-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Subsequently run in retention elections.

    Salary

    $152,513

    Qualification age

    Be at least 30 years ol.d

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