Friday, May 9, 2014

Primary Election Is Tuesday; Who Are You Voting For?

Nebraska's 2014 primary election is almost here.  Who are you voting for?

The polls will be open this Tuesday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to information from the Secretary of State's office.  If you wish to vote in the primary election, where parties choose their nominees for state and county offices, you need to be registered already and have declared your party affiliation.

In the local races, Dorchester School Board members Matt Hansen, Carol Schnell and Steve Vyhnalek -- all incumbents -- have filed for re-election.  There are no challengers. (See the full list of filers for all offices in Saline County here.)

No one has yet filed for Dorchester Village Board.  The village board seats will be determined in the November election.

At the state level, six Republicans and one Democrat are running for governor.  Our legislative district also features a showdown between two Crete residents, Laura Ebke and Phil Hardenburger.  Both will go on to the November election to replace current state lawmaker Russ Karpisek of Wilber.

At the national level, there are five Republicans and two Democrats vying for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns.

Let us know who you're voting for, or whom you've already voted for (if you've participated in the early voting program).  Our readers may find your reasons and insight very helpful as they make up their minds.

See you at the polls!


  1. I'm voting bruning for governor as the least of all evils. probably mcclay for senate. ebke for legislature.

  2. I am sick of all these dirtbag politicians who excluded themselves from the do-not-call list. The dozens of phone calls I get daily are maddening! Makes me think that unregistering to vote would not be a bad idea. Put ads in the paper, put ads on TV, but leave the phone that I pay for alone! You have a better chance of ice skating in hell than getting me to vote for you with a phone call! Can't wait for Tuesday to be over, but then it will start all over again in the Fall. :-( I plan to vote for who calls me the LEAST!!

  3. I agree with the poster above.

  4. I don't want another Obama supporter representing us in the legislature, I know that much. I'm told one of the people running is telling people he will expand welfare, put the state in debt to pay for road projects in Lincoln and Omaha, and will bail out school districts that are in debt (crete) with by using state dollars to refund local property taxes. That's a bunch of crap.

    Another wealthy white old guy being liberal with state dollars. I'm voting for Laura Ebke.

  5. David the BohunkMay 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Always write in your own name and vote for yourself.
    That way you know what you're getting.

    1. Ha. Good one, David.

  6. I voted Sasse for senator because he will be the most conservative. I'm sick and tired of Obama's lies and stealing from those of us who work for a living.


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