The Green Papers: Nebraska 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
February 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary (Incumbents).
Sunday 1 March 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary (non-incumbents).
Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
September 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-8:00p CST / 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,831,825 (0.59% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Lincoln
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government

Nebraska 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.


2020 Elections from the Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in each of the 3 Congressional Districts receives that district's elector.), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Edward Janicek
FEC S8NE00216; 30 Sep 19; Tot $50,108; Dsb $46,434
  Candidate Democratic     Angelic Marie "Angie" Philips
FEC S0NE00072
  Candidate Republican     Matt Innis
FEC S0NE00080
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
FEC S4NE00090; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,584,742; Dsb $198,727

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Robert J. "Bob" Krist

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kate Bolz
FEC H0NE01120
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara Rose "Babs" Ramsey
FEC H0NE01112; 30 Sep 19; Tot $1,380; Dsb $58
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC H4NE01064; 30 Jun 19; Tot $216,524; Dsb $100,351

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ann Ferlic Ashford
Wife of former Congressman John Bradley "Brad" Ashford (Democratic). He was first elected in 2014 but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2016 and 2018.

FEC H0NE02169; 30 Jun 19; Tot $96,489; Dsb $60,328
  Candidate Democratic     Kara Eastman
FEC H8NE02220; 30 Jun 19; Tot $142,632; Dsb $104,046
  Candidate Democratic     Morgann Freeman
FEC H0NE02177
  Candidate Democratic     Gladys Lucretia Harrison
FEC H0NE02185
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin Sedoris
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  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 30 Jun 19; Tot $793,048; Dsb $299,617

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Larry Lee Scott Bolinger
FEC H8NE03103
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 30 Jun 19; Tot $360,269; Dsb $316,765

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Bob Evnen
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Doug Peterson
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  John Murante
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

Candidates for State Treasurer shall meet the qualifications found in Article IV, section 3, of the Constitution of Nebraska. Such officers shall be elected on the partisan ballot.


Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Charlie Janssen
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 10 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Marijuana
  Unity
  Whig
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Nebraska Constitution
Election Authority
  Nebraska Secretary of State
  Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Administration
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Nebraska Revised Statutes
  Nebraska Unicameral Legislature
Democratic
  Nebraska Democratic Party
Republican
  Nebraska Republican Party
Third Party
  Justice Party of Nebraska
  Libertarian Party of Nebraska
  Marijuana Party of Nebraska
  Nebraska Chapter of The Modern Whig Party
  Nebraska Green Party
  The Unity Party of Nebraska
Media & others
  Alliance Times-Herald
  Columbus Telegram
  Fremont Tribune
  Grand Island Independent
  Kearney Hub
  KETV - ABC - Omaha
  KMTV - CBS - Omaha
  Lexington Clipper-Herald
  Lincoln Journal Star
  McCook Daily Gazette
  Norfolk Daily News
  North Platte Telegraph
  Omaha World-Herald
  Politics1.com - Nebraska
  The Beatrice Daily Sun

 


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