We have been asked several questions concerning the upcoming Omaha city election. Here is some information.
The Primary election that will winnow the races down to two candidates each will be on Tuesday, April 6th. The General election that will select the new officers is on Tuesday May 11th. As usual polls will be open from 8AM to 8PM.
Deadline for Primary Election registration is Friday, March 19th in most cases. Deadline for General Election registration is Friday, April 23rd in most cases. Please see here for deadline details.
Unsure of your City Council District and who is running?
To look up your District as well as other information, click here (https://www.votedouglascounty.com/). Note the gray box titled “Find your voting information”. Type in the requested information and click “search”. The response will be all complete addresses with your house number in your zip code. Select and click yours. Scroll down to “Offices you may vote for”. You Council district is listed. Further, you can then click on “candidates” to see who is running for the office. And still further, you can click on particular candidates to get a little information on them.
And keep in mind that the DCDP website that you are using has a complete list of Democrats who are running with links to their information.
Voting Early –
Many of you may already have received a green postcard from the Election Commissioner advising to request your early voting ballot (EVB). Those were sent to any person who had previously signed up for this service (it is called the “Early Voting List”). You may return the card at any time, BUT they must be RECEIVED by the Election Commissioner by Friday, March 26th for the Primary and Friday April 30th for the General.
If you have not signed up, but want to vote at home rather than go to the polls on election day, you may request an EVB from the Election Commissioner. The request MUST be in writing with a signature. The procedure can be found here (https://www.votedouglascounty.com/early_voting.aspx).
Early Voting Ballots will be mailed on or after Monday March 22nd for the Primary and Monday April 26th for the General.
Ballots must be RECEIVED by the election commissioner on or before 8pm of the respective election days. Postmark does NOT count.
In Summary –
Practically any and all information you may want to know about the upcoming election can be found at the Election Commissioner’s website – votedouglascounty.com. Or you can call them at 402 444 VOTE (8683). They are very helpful.