The Green Papers: Nebraska 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary and Special Primary U.S. Senate Class 2: Tuesday 14 May 2024
General Election and Special Election U.S. Senate Class 2: Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably)
Friday 5 January - Thursday 15 February 2024 - Filing - Primary (Incumbents) .
Friday 5 January - Friday 1 March 2024 - Filing - Primary (non-incumbents) .
Tuesday 14 May 2024 - Primary and Special Primary U.S. Senate Class 2 . 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.
Thursday 1 August 2024 (presumably) - Filing - President/Independent/Third/Minor .
Friday 25 October 2024 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably) - General Election and Special Election U.S. Senate Class 2 . 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 
2020 Census:1,963,333 (0.63% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:5(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Lincoln
 

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Nebraska State and Local Government

Nebraska 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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

Special Elections for Congress: The Governor has to schedule a special election within 90 days of the vacancy. Each political party selects a nominee who will run to serve the remainder of the term.

Per State of Nebraska Statutes Section 32-401 (a): Candidates who were unopposed in the primary election are not required to be on the primary ballot.


Information for Candidates from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
FEC S2NE00094; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,722,159; Dsb $848,418
  Candidate Republican     Arron M. Kowalski
  Candidate Legal Marijuana Now     Kenneth "Ken" Peterson
  Candidate Independent     Dan Osborn
FEC S4NE00207; 31 Dec 23; Tot $153,347; Dsb $78,355

Class 2 Republican Senator  Pete Ricketts
12 January 2023: Appointed [to fill the seat of Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse (Republican)]. Previously served as Governor being first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Grant City Superintendent  Edward Dunn
FEC S6NE00137
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Pete Ricketts
FEC S6NE00129; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,822,607; Dsb $994,381
 

6 October 2022: Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse (Republican) stated he will resign by the end of 2022 to become President of the University of Florida. Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) will then appoint a replacement to fill the seat through January 2025. A special election will be called in 2024 to fill the final 2 years of the term which ends in January 2027.

10 November 2022: Florida's Board of Governors names Senator Sasse as president-elect of the University of Florida.

5 December 2022: Senator Sasse, who was first elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2020, submits his resignation effective 8 January 2023. Governor-elect Jim Pillen (Republican) will begin receiving applications and evaluating replacement candidates. The deadline for applications is 23 December 2022.

12 January 2023: Governor Jim Pillen (Republican) appoints Pete Ricketts (Republican) to fill the vacant seat. He was sworn on 23 January 2023.


Class 2
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 5 November 2024 (presumably)
Special Election
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Preston Love, Jr.
FEC S4NE00223; 31 Dec 23; Tot $14,870; Dsb $3,356
  Candidate Republican     Senator Pete Ricketts
FEC S4NE00173
  Candidate Republican     John Glen Weaver
FEC S4NE00215; 31 Dec 23; Tot $15,493; Dsb $9,413
 

 
6 October 2022: Senator Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse (Republican) resigned.
12 January 2023: Governor J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts (Republican) appointed Pete Ricketts (Republican) to fill the seat through January 2025. A special election will be called in 2024 to fill the final 2 years of the term which ends in January 2027.


Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Jim Pillen
First elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Joe Kelly
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Mike Flood
First elected in a special election: 28 June 2022 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Carol Blood
FEC H4NE01189
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Mike Flood
FEC H2NE01118; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,015,715; Dsb $565,893
  Candidate Independent     Ava Cher Solomon
FEC H4NE00017 Human Rights Party.
FEC H4NE01171 Republican Party.

FEC H4NE01171

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Donald John "Don" Bacon
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Anthony "Tony" Vargas
FEC H2NE02132; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,426,815; Dsb $366,834
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,664,215; Dsb $1,130,934
  Candidate Republican     Michael Connely
  Candidate Republican     Daniel E. "Dan" Frei
FEC H4NE02138

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Adrian M. Smith
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Ebers
  Candidate Republican     former Tamora Mayor Robert McCuiston
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 31 Dec 23; Tot $916,297; Dsb $652,563
  Candidate Republican     John Walz
FEC H4NE03078; 31 Dec 23; Tot $387; Dsb $404

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Secretary of State  Bob Evnen
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Attorney General  Mike Hilgers
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Republican Treasurer  Tom Briese
Appointed: 18 September 2023 [re: resignation of John Murante (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 

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.

14 September 2023: Treasurer John Murante (Republican), who was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, resigned effective 18 September 2023 to head the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement System. Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen (Republican) appointed State Senator Tom Briese of Albion as the replacement Treasurer.


Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Mike Foley
Previously served at Lieutenant Governor 2015-2023. First elected Auditor: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

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): 4 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 13 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
  Legal Marijuana Now: 1 candidate
  Marijuana
  Unity
  Whig
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Independent: 2 candidates
 
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.


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