Nebraska’s 2012 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 15.
The Polls are open 8:00AM – 8:00PM (listed here as central time).
Last Tuesday, we published an official election calendar distributed by the Nebraska Secretary of State, along with Voter Registration for each Nebraska county as of April 6, 2012. Click HERE to view that article.
The county sample ballots and election deadlines / date documents and information published below were obtained from the Election Commissioner websites of Lancaster and Douglas Counties, respectively. Links to each of those sites are provided here. Other Nebraska counties – please see note at the bottom of this article.
Note that I am publishing images of the ballots here for easy viewing, but the PDF files are readily available. Click any of the images below to view the full / download the document from our Scribd account. If you prefer, you can visit the Election Commissioner’s website to download the items directly (links are provided).
The Sample Ballot for Lancaster County’s Primary, below, was obtained from the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website HERE.
ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION:
The Official Lancaster County Election Calendar, below, does not make specific reference to absentee ballots, but does refer to early voting. To find out more information on this subject, click HERE.
Official Lancaster County Primary Election Calendar
The Election Calendar, below, was obtained from the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website, HERE.
The Sample Ballot for Douglas County’s Primary, below, was obtained from the Douglas County Election Commissioner’s website HERE.
ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION:
The Douglas County Election Commission deadlines listed below, do not make specific reference to absentee ballots, but do refer to early voting. To find out more information on this subject, click HERE.
Note that the Douglas County Election Commission does not distribute an Election Calendar on their website in PDF format – the list below was copied from THIS webpage.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 First day to accept early voting ballot request for statewide primary.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Deadline for incumbents to file for office for primary.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 Deadline for non-incumbents to file for office for primary.
Monday, April 9, 2012 First day to vote early in person at election commission office and for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Deadline for mailed voter registrations to be postmarked.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Deadline for voter registration at agencies.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Deadline for voter registration at DMV office.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Deadline for voter registration by deputy registrar at election commission office, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Deadline for voter registration form to be delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering, for the person to be registered to vote in an upcoming election.
Friday, May 4, 2012 Deadline for write-in candidate to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Friday, May 4, 2012 Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed to a specific address, 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 2012 Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Statewide Primary Election Day. Polls open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Deadline for verification of provisional ballots status, 8:00 p.m.
Other Nebraska Counties:
If you are in a Nebraska county other than Lancaster or Douglas and know the location of a sample ballot online, we encourage you to leave a comment and provide to a link. If you have a paper copy of a sample ballot and can scan it in to your computer and would like to make it available for people to view it online, please use THIS FORM to submit a copy to us (along with requested links, etc.) and we will publish it as we are doing with the Lancaster and Douglas samples.
For anyone interested in hunting down this information, THIS State of Nebraska website page may be of assistance – it provides links to County government websites.
Shelli Dawdy is first and foremost the mother of three children whom she has taught at home via the classical method since removing her children from school in 2001. During her early years as a homeschool mother, she worked part-time as a freelance writer. Born and raised in the Iowa, Shelli and her husband moved to the state of South Dakota in 1997, attracted to its more limited government and friendly tax environment. In 2006, Shelli and her family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, when her husband’s employer offered a new position. She took a break from work and politics for a time, recognizing the need to focus solely on her childrens’ schooling with two now of high school age. Distressed by many things she was witnessing on the national political scene and disillusioned about the Republican Party, she decided to start writing again, this time online. Motivated to get involved with others at the grassroots level, she networked with activists on the social media tool, Twitter. She was involved in organizing the first tea party rallies inspired by Rick Santelli’s “rant” on CNBC in February 2009. Recognizing that activism should generate on the local level, she founded Grassroots in Nebraska in March of 2009. The group’s mission is a return to Constitutional, limited government, according to its original meaning. While the group has held several tea party rallies, it’s focus is to take effective action. Among its many projects, GiN successfully coordinated testimony for the hearing of the Nebraska Sovereignty Resolution, networked with other groups to ensure a large show of public support at the hearing, and coordinated follow up support to ensure its passage in April 2010. While working to build up GiN throughout 2009, she was asked to work as writer and producer of the documentary film, A New America, which lays out how Progressivism is responsible for how America has moved away from its Constitutional roots. You can see more of her work on Grassroots in Nebraska (GiN) and StubbornFacts