Important Voter Information
Early Voting (Absentee) Ballot Requests
Do them now. Deadline is 11-2-2016 by 4:00pm CDT
Early Voting (Absentee) Ballot Return
Must be to Election Commissioner on or before 11/8/2016
Early In Person Voting
The Douglas County Democrats are hosting two fundraiser to support down ballot candidates and we need your help to make them a success.
Pancake Man! August 28, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at Stinson Park, 2285 S 67th St. Just $7.00 per person will go toward funding our candidate slate card for the general election. Come enjoy some pancakes and help us elect Democrats!!
Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon. On Friday, September 9, 2016 registration opens at 11:00; lunch will be served at 11:30. The event occurs at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street. Tickets - $50.00 per person, or $500.00 per table. Sponsorships are $100. Ann Ashford will be our guest speaker.
To purchase tickets, a table, or sponsorship please contact Scott Packer at 402-968-2302.
Native American Caucus of the Douglas County Democratic Party Has formed
I am over the moon in excitement that the Native American Caucus of the Douglas County Democratic Party is now a reality! We did the unthinkable -- we kept to an agenda precisely on the schedule we adopted, to the minute, we passed the by-laws unanimously, we elected all our officers unanimously, and we had 11 persons attending and filling out membership cards, when the minimum required is only 10! Plus we got additional membership cards submitted during the Central Committee meeting that followed.
The By-Laws will be posted on the Caucus FB page, which I will put in a link here. The membership form is already there and the address to send it to will be posted. The suggested dues are $15 annually, but they are not required, per Democratic Party National Rules. Our chair wrote out a check tonight for a years worth of dues for our 10 founding members, so we could all just give the money to him and get it going with a "nest egg" to start us off!
Congratulations to the following persons who were elected as officers:
Chair - Dr. Larry Bradley
Vice Chair - Dr. Pamela Jean Owens
Secretary - Shaina Claassen
Treasurer - Jesse Parker
Parliamentarian - T Stanford Michael Mommaerts-Brown (appointed by the chair)
Thanks go to Jesse Parker for holding his elders feet to the fire to make this happen; Jesse Parker, Larry Bradley, and I made a good team, I think, to put together a set of By-Laws that are progressive and comprehensive, but simple to understand and full of purpose and hope for Indian People in Douglas County to begin to get the representation in our party and our county, state, and nation we deserve and to be able to make the contributions we are so very capable of making. More...
Monthly Meeting DCDP September 22
Presidential Debate Schedule
Hillary Clinton’s focus on 2nd District hasn’t roused Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton is doubling down on Omaha.
The Democratic presidential candidate opened a campaign office in the Omaha-based 2nd District this week and announced plans to continue her television blitz in the local media market into the fall election.
Clinton’s commitment to the district in terms of manpower and money has not been duplicated — so far — on the Republican side. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has yet to open a campaign office in Omaha for the general election, and he has yet to advertise in the congressional district since winning Nebraska’s primary earlier this year.
Trump may be banking on the fact that Nebraska has long been a GOP presidential stronghold. The state has given electoral votes to a Democratic candidate only twice in the past 52 years. More...
What you need to know about registering to vote, early ballots, Election Day and more
Before a deluge of campaign fliers start arriving in metro area mailboxes this fall, local voters are set to get a piece of mail that’s a bit more useful.
The Douglas County and Sarpy County Election Commissions have sent out cards to all registered voters in those counties with information about polling places and how to register to vote early.
“If you want to vote at the convenience of your kitchen table, return this card,” said Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena, who announced the mailing of the cards at a press conference Wednesday with Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse.
Both counties sent similar information to voters before the 2012 presidential election, and they saw about a third of votes cast early then.
“Our offices are here to provide ballots,” Bena said. “You cast it, we’ll be ready.”
With early voting starting in less than two months, here’s more helpful information about how to make sure your vote counts.
3 ways to register
» Online at nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration