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!