The Green Papers: Nebraska 2018 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2018. Find 2019 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 15 May 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Thursday 15 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary (Incumbents).
Thursday 1 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary (non-incumbents).
Tuesday 15 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 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.
Tuesday 4 September 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


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

2018 Elections from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

15 May 2018 Primary: Returns from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018:
List of Statewide Candidates from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Certified election returns from the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Certified election results are likely to be found here once made available.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 403,151 57.72% Senator  Debra S. "Deb" Fischer
FEC S2NE00094; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,483,605; Dsb $4,939,809
  Candidate Democratic 269,917 38.65% Lincoln City Councilmember  Jane Michele Raybould
FEC S8NE00182; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,105,373; Dsb $2,077,047
  Candidate Libertarian 25,349 3.63% Jim Schultz
FEC S8NE00240
Total 698,417 100.00%  

Class 2 Republican Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Benjamin E. "Ben" Sasse
FEC S4NE00090

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 411,812 59.00% Governor  J. Peter "Pete" Ricketts
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
  Candidate Democratic 286,169 41.00% state Senator  Bob Krist
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lynne M. Walz
12 September 2017: Bob Krist announced he would change his registration from Republican to Independent.
13 September 2017: Bob Krist announced he want to form a "Unity Ticket".
17 July 2017: Bob Krist is planning to run as a 3rd Party candidate but has not stated which party. The "Unity", "Unification", and "Centrist" parties have been mentioned. [Running as an independent candidate requires more petition signatures to be placed on the ballot than a third party candidate. -Ed]
27 December 2017: Bob Krist will attempt to create the United Nebraska Party.
13 February 2018: Bob Krist announced he will run as a Democrat.
Total 697,981 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 141,712 60.36% Congressman  Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry
FEC H4NE01064; 26 Nov 18; Tot $766,626; Dsb $597,363
  Candidate Democratic 93,069 39.64% Jessica McClure
FEC H8NE01081; 31 Dec 18; Tot $72,676; Dsb $76,893
Total 234,781 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 126,715 51.00% Congressman  Donald John "Don" Bacon
FEC H6NE02125; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,616,379; Dsb $2,524,204
  Candidate Democratic 121,770 49.00% Kara Eastman
FEC H8NE02220; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,630,231; Dsb $2,502,969
Total 248,485 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 163,650 76.72% Congressman  Adrian M. Smith
FEC H6NE03115; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,223,016; Dsb $1,588,701
  Candidate Democratic 49,654 23.28% Paul Gilbert Theobald
FEC H8NE03095; 26 Nov 18; Tot $79,989; Dsb $72,919
Total 213,304 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State John A. Gale
Appointed 2000 (upon the resignation of Scott Moore); first elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 20 March 2017: Announced that he will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 406,632 60.64% former State Board of Education Member Bob Evnen
  Candidate Democratic 263,982 39.36% Spencer Danner
Total 670,614 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Doug Peterson
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican 516,777 100.00% Attorney General  Doug Peterson
Total 516,777 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Don Stenberg
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) and Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Elected Republican 516,210 100.00% state Senator  John Murante
Total 516,210 100.00%  
 

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: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Charlie Janssen
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 380,666 57.56% Auditor of Public Accounts  Charlie Janssen
  Candidate Democratic 280,669 42.44% Jane Skinner
Total 661,335 100.00%  
 

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): 7 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 10 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: 1 candidate
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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