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
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Vote Early Nebraska is a site designed by Ballot Hero to make voting early easy. As a registered Nebraska voter*, you can vote early by either requesting that your ballot be mailed to you or by visiting your county's Election Commission Office. (Remember, requesting an early voting ballot eliminates your right to vote at your polling place.)
*Check your voter registration to make sure it is up to date.
To have your ballot mailed to you, you must first fill out an Early Voting Ballot Application.
There are just a handful of required fields. When you click ‘submit,’ we will direct you to a page to print and sign.
It is an honor to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I am dedicated to bringing our services to you. If you have questions about Social Security, the IRS, veterans benefits or other federal programs and agencies, stop by one of our mobile offices across the 2nd District in September. My staff has the expertise to help you navigate the federal bureaucracy and cut through the red tape.
Here’s a list of this month’s mobile office locations and hours:
Wednesday, September 7th:
NE Job Fair – 7007 Grover St – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9th:
South Omaha Library – 4920 S 30th St – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 13th:
MCC Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg 10 – 5300 N 30th St – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 15th:
Ralston’s Baright Library – 5555 S 77th St – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21st:
Latino Center of the Midlands – 4821 S 24th St – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 23rd:
MCC South Omaha Campus – 2801 Edward Babe Gomez Ave - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 27th:
Sump Memorial Library – 665 Main St, Papillion – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29th:
Saddlebrook Library – 14850 Laurel Ave – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
And we’re not stopping there. For updates, including future locations, please check our website at ashford.house.gov, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/repbradashford and Twitter at twitter.com/RepBradAshford.
Member of Congress
Monthly Meeting DCDP September 22
Day: Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Time: 11am - 1pm for the Bruncheon
Location: Kroc Center, 2825 Y St, Omaha, NE 68107
Presidential Debate Schedule
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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. More...
Presidential Politics and the Black Vote
Part 1 of 3
Preston Love Jr
With the advent of the 2016 Presidential contest, I reflect on the impact and importance of the black Vote during presidential elections. There have been significant events that must be acknowledged prior to any discussion of the presidential black vote. We must establish the importance of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. We must be reminded of the importance of the civil rights struggle and movement culminating in the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the events of Selma. These historic events laid the ground work for the explosion of black registration and voting.
That explosion created an environment of a great increase in Black Elected Officials and historic victories by blacks to high profile first. First black Mayors, first black elected officials at the local, state and federal level, the congressional Black caucus and the symbolic campaign of Black congresswoman Shirley Chisholm of New York in 1972.
It is my contention that these occurrences slowly built a confidence and resolve in the black voter psychic. Repeated great milestones, first Black Mayors of Atlanta (1973), Birmingham (1979) Los Angeles (1973) and a growing list of black congressmen and women. By 1983 the black vote was strong and was constantly proving that black votes mattered throughout this country. More...