To our Nebraska family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/NE
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/NE
Congressional Elections: Three seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and zero seats for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
Donald Bacon and Tony Vargas are both running for district 2 of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gubernatorial Elections: Carol Blood, Jim Pillen, and Scott Zimmerman are running for governor this year. See the full list of candidates running here:
State Legislature Elections: 24 seats for the Nebraska Legislature are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: Offices for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, Treasurer, and State Board of Education districts 5–8 are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
State Judicial Elections: Four justices are up for election this year from the Nebraska Supreme Court. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
Nebraska Photo Voter Identification Initiative: The initiative would amend the Nebraska Constitution to require valid photo identification in order to vote. The amendment would leave the regulation of photo identification up to the Nebraska State Legislature. Currently, voters do not need to present photo identification in order to vote in Nebraska. A voter may be asked for identification if he or she is a first-time registrant who mailed in his or her registration application and did not provide identification at that time.
Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase Initiative: The initiative would incrementally increase the state's minimum wage according to the following schedule: $10.50 on January 1, 2023; $12.00 on January 1, 2024; $13.50 on January 1, 2025; and $15.00 on January 1, 2026. After 2026, the minimum wage would be adjusted annually by the cost of living. Currently, the minimum wage is $9 per hour.
Nebraska Authorize Local Governments to Develop Commercial Air Travel Service Amendment: A constitutional amendment to authorize any city, county, or other political subdivision owning or operating an airport to expend its revenues for the public purpose of developing or encouraging the development of new or expanded regularly scheduled commercial passenger air service at such airport.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team