County Clerk/ Election Commissioner

I want to welcome you to the 2016 Election page of the Lincoln County, Nebraska website.  I hope you use this page often in 2016.  This page is one of the ways you will be able to obtain accurate and up to date information on the 2016 elections.

I encourage you to browse all the information available.  If you are unable to locate the information you are searching for please don’t hesitate to contact my office and we will be happy to assist you.

Your comments and suggestions about this page would be greatly appreciated.  My goal is to bring you the information you are seeking in a user friendly format.

Primary Election Calendar 2016

Disclaimer:  This is an abbreviated calender.  If you would like to view a detailed election calender please visit the Secretary of State 2016 Elections Calendar

 

 July 15 Last day for incumbents (any current office holder) to file for office on the primary ballot
Aug 1 Last day for non-incumbents (new filers) to file for office on primary ballot
Oct 10 Early voting ballots will be available at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office
Oct 21 Postmark deadline for mail in voter registrations
Deadline for DMV or state agency voter registration
Oct 28 Last day to mail out early voting ballots to a specific address
Oct 28
6 P.M.
Last day for in person voter registration at the County Clerk’s Office
Nov 7 Last day for in person early voting at the County Clerk’s office
Nov 8  **** Statewide General Election Day****

2016 Candidates for Office

In Lincoln County

Last Updated 8-1-2016  5:00 P.M.

CITY OF NORTH PLATTE

 MAYOR

 Dwight L. Livingston  100 Michael Ave  North Platte NE   69101
 Dave T. Vigil-Withdrawn 1-22-2016  1320 N Chestnut  North Platte NE   69101
 Dave T. Vigil – New 2-18-16  1320 N Chestnut  North Platte NE 69101

 

NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 1

 Jerry Stoll  218 S Vine  North Platte NE   69101
 Brook Baker  112 West C Street  North Platte NE 69101

 

NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 2

 Glenn E. Petersen  2110 Cedarberry Rd  North Platte NE 69101
 Fiona Libsack  3320 Sunset Drive  North Platte NE 69101

 

 

NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 3

 Andrew D. Lee  1006 W 4th St Apt A  North Platte NE 69101

 

 

NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 4

 Larry W. Campbell  2121 Rodeo Ave.  North Platte, NE 69101
 Dave T. Vigil – Withdrawn 2-18-16  1320 N Chestnut St  North Platte NE 69101
 Lawrence Ostendorf  512 N Elder Ave   North Platte NE 69101

 

 

NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT AUTHORITY

 Greg Hanna  2310 W Leota St.  North Platte NE   69101

 

COUNTY

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER – DISTRICT #1

 Joe Hewgley – Republican  1002 Deerwood Dr  North Platte NE 69101

 

NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL – General Election

 


SCHOOLS

 

NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 1

 Skip Altig – 4 Yr  2221 W E St  North Platte NE 69101
 Ivan Mitchell – 4 Yr   Withdrawn 2-19-16  9466 Coyote Lane  North Platte NE 69101
 Ivan Mitchell – 2 Yr  9466 Coyote Lane  North Platte NE 69101

 

NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 2

 Mike Morrell-4Yr  6137 E Thunderhead Dr.  North Platte NE 69101

 

NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 3

 Alecia Hothan – 2 Yr  108 S Sycamore St  North Platte NE 69101
 Matthew Pederson – 4 Yr Term  918 West 1st Street  North Platte NE 69101

  

BRADY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – GENERAL ELECTION

 Marge Spencer  226 W Popleton St; PO Box 55  Brady NE 69123
 Bryan Franzen  302 W Popleton  Brady NE 69123
 T J Walker 221 E Popleton; PO Box 38  Brady NE 69123
 Tina M. Golter  113 N Harrison St, PO  Box 58  Brady, NE 69123

 

MAXWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 Casey L. Meyer – 4 Yr  4099 S Maxwell Rd  Maxwell NE 69151
 Robyn R. Huffman – 4 Yr  12401 W Island Rd  Maxwell NE 69151
 Jason Sommer – 4 Yr  19365 E State Farm Rd  Maxwell NE 69151
 Monica Breinig – 2 Yr  303 W 2nd Street  Maxwell NE 69151

 

HERSHEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 Brenda A. Johnson  209 W Bronco Rd  Hershey NE 69143
 Steve Koch  5899 N Sand Rd  Hershey NE 69143
 Yvette Troyer  20840 W Slough Rd  Hershey NE 69143

   

SUTHERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 Steve W. Osborn  1011 Locust St,  PO Box 278  Sutherland NE 69165
 Janette Lantis  23539 W Sand Rd  Hershey NE 69143
 Shelly Kelly  30721 W North River Road  Sutherland NE 69165

 

WALLACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS – GENERAL ELECTION

 Grant McClintock  35065 Road 752  Elsie NE 69134
 Brian Banks  310 S Sumner, PO Box 72  Wallace NE 69169
 Cindy Christensen  38107 W Padgett Rd  Wallace NE 69169
 Kris Evans  32999 W Nelson Rd  Wallace NE 69169
 Lila B. Koop  35843 W Dairy Rd  Wallace NE 69169
 Gavin W. McClintock  35170 Rd 753  Elsie NE 69134
 Heather Strawder  26481 W Creek Rd, PO Box 8  Dickens NE 69132

 

 VILLAGES – General Election Only

BRADY

 Todd Roe  220 N Locust St; PO Box 95  Brady NE 69123
 Jeff Miller  326 W Popleton St  Brady NE 69123
 Deb Egenberger  319 W Popleton St  Brady NE 69123

  

HERSHEY

 Carol A. Hernandez  20 E 2nd St  Hershey NE 69143
 Bryce Huebner  324 N Lincoln Ave  Hershey NE 69143

 

MAXWELL

 Joe Shifflett  101 N Ash St; PO Box 26  Maxwell NE 69151
 Terry Gurciullo Jr.   107 E 1st St, PO Box 125  Maxwell NE 69151
 Cody Seamann  307 E Plumer Ave, PO Box 247  Maxwell NE 69151

 

SUTHERLAND

 John Lutz  550 Fern St  Sutherland NE  69165
 Ray Ravenscroft  720 Elm St  Sutherland NE 69165
 Rocky L. Stewart  430 McKinley St  Sutherland NE 69165
 Michael Rhoades  440 Linden St  Sutherland NE 69165
 Roger Lathrop  1321 Locust St; PO Box 162  Sutherland NE 69165
 Dave W. Einspahr  441 Linden St: PO Box 41  Sutherland NE 69165

 

 WALLACE

 Linda S. Gier  122 N Commercial Ave; PO Box 75  Wallace NE 69169
 Dan Lungrin  321 W Short St Wallace NE 69169
 Duane E. Wood  114 N Sumner St, PO Box 115  Wallace NE 69169
 Matthew L. Brenner  201 S Sumner St  Wallace NE 69169
 Shey Strawder  207 N Bismark Ave  Wallace NE 69169
 Stuart VanBoening  121 W Chandler, PO Box 126  Wallace NE 69169

WELLFLEET

 Ruth A. Hasenauer  302 Cumberland St; PO Box 85  Wellfleet NE 69170

To check if you are a registered voter, click here.

To print an Early Voter Application, click here.

If you have a question you cannot find the answer to, please contact your county election official. Who and where is the Election Commissioner located?
Rebecca “Becky” Rossell
301 N Jeffers Rm 101
North Platte NE 69101
1-308-534-4350 Ext 110

How many election precincts are in Lincoln County?

14 Precincts within the city limits of North Platte
10 Rural Precincts
24 Total

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Poll Workers Information

 

The Lincoln County Clerk’s Office must appoint an election board to serve in each precinct in the county on election day. Good poll workers are a necessity for the election process to work.

 

We are currently looking for recruits. A poll worker must be a registered voter in Lincoln County and be able to work on election day from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 p.m.

 

Once appointed, even if you volunteered, poll workers enjoy the same civil leave protection as those who serve on jury duty. Your employer must allow an employee the time to serve without threat of or loss of personal or holiday pay, sick leave, loss of overtime pay, or any other form of penalty for absence from work when serving as an election poll worker.

 

Should you decide to become a poll worker, you will be required to attend a training session prior to each primary and general election.

General Information

Election Hoursvolunteer

You must be at the polling place at 7:00 a.m. You may leave as soon as the work is finished after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

Pay Scale

Election judges and clerks are paid minimum wage (9.00 as of 1-1-2016). In addition, messengers receive mileage and $10.00 for picking up and returning supplies.

Pay Period

Your paycheck will arrive approximately 3-4 weeks after the election.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Good eyesight and hearing
  • Able to sit from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Able to lift voting booths which weigh about 12 lbs.

Appointment Period

Every two (2) years appointments are made for a two year term. You are expected to work at every election in that term. In an emergency, you may ask to be excused.

Election Dates

Elections are every two years in the even numbered year in May and November.

Training Sessions

By state law all election board members are required to attend a training session prior to each primary and general election. The training session is held two weeks prior to the election, will last from 1 – 2 hours, and you will be paid minimum wage for attending as well as mileage. All board members receive an election manual.

 

Application

Poll Worker Application Form

Messengers

Are in charge of picking up and returning supplies for their election precinct. All election supplies must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office as soon as possible after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Messengers are paid an additional $10.00 plus mileage for this service.

 Polling Places

City of North Platte

 1st  Calvary Baptist Church  900 East 2nd
 2nd  Autumn Park Community Room  900 East Philip
 3rd  McKinley Education Center – South Door  F and Willow
 4th  Holiday Inn Exp Conference Center – East Door  300 Holiday Frontage Rd
 5th  Methodist Church – North Door  1600 West E Street
 6th  Methodist Church – North Door  1600 West E Street
 7th  Grace Community Church – West Door  1021 S Buffalo
 8th  Messiah Lutheran Church – North Door  2700 West A Street
 9th  Messiah Lutheran Church  – West Door  2700 West A Street
 10th  First Baptist Church – North Door  100 McDonald Rd
 12th  Courthouse – West Hall  301 N. Jeffers
 13th  Salvation Army  1020 North Adams
 15th  Berean Church  202 West 8th Street
 16th  Cleveland Senior Center  900 East 10th Street

Rural Polling Places

 Brady  Community Center  Brady NE
 Hall  Hall School  3199 N Studley Rd.
 Hershey  Hershey Senior Center  326 N Lincoln Ave.
 Hinman  Lincoln County Fair Grounds  Agricultural Building
 Maxwell  Village Hall  Maxwell NE
 Medicine  Village Hall  Wellfleet NE
 Osgood  Valley Christian Church  2001 W State Farm Rd
 Sellers  Lake Maloney School  848 E Correction Line Rd
 Sutherland  Methodist Church  Sutherland NE
 Wallace  Legion Post  Wallace NE

Voter Information

Who may register to vote?

Anyone who:

  • Will be 18 years of age or older on General Election Day (First Tuesday after the first Monday in November)
  • Is a United States Citizen
  • Is a resident of Nebraska
  • Is not under sentence for a felony conviction, or if convicted it has been at least two years since you completed the sentence for the felony including any parole term
  • Is not found mentally incompetent

Who needs to re-register?

You must re-register whenever you change your name, your address or your political party affiliation. Failure to do so will result in a delay at your new polling site on election day.

What is the registration deadline?

Mail in registrations must be postmarked on or before the third Friday before an election. You may register in person at the election office on or before the second Friday prior to the election.

Will I receive notice that my mail-in registration his been accepted and processed?officials

Yes, if you completed the form correctly and mailed it by the deadline (Third Friday prior to the election). If you do not receive notification within 10 days that your registration has been accepted, call the Election Commissioner. In Lincoln County, Nebraska the Election Commissioner is the County Clerk. You are not a registered voter until you receive confirmation.
Voter Registration Form

Early Voters Ballot Information

Who may apply for an early voters ballot?

Anyone who is registered to vote.

Is it possible to request an early voters ballot and register to vote by mail at the same time?

Yes, as long as this is done by the registration deadline.

How do I apply for and vote an early voters ballot?

Early Voters Ballot Application can be filled out online then mailed. Lincoln County Residents Mail to:
Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner
Courthouse – 301 N. Jeffers
North Platte, NE 69101

Complete form and mail to the Election Commissioner in your county or as indicated in Lincoln County. A ballot will be mailed to you or you may go to the Election Commission and vote at the office.

Early Voter ballots may not be voted at the County Clerk’s Office on Election Day. You must go to the polling place on Election Day or have an agent pick up an absentee ballot as indicated below.

May I have someone get an early voters ballot for me?

Any registered voter may request an early voters ballot by appointing an agent to personally pick up an early voters ballot for such registered voter from the office of the Election Commissioner. The registered voter or his or her agent shall sign the request. A candidate for office at such election and any person serving on a campaign committee for such a candidate shall not act as an agent for any registered voter requesting a ballot unless such person is a member of the registered voter’s family.

Overseas Voters

Nebraska Political Parties:
Libertarian
Republican
Democrat

The following state offices are nominated on a partisan basis:

  •  Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • State Attorney General

The following federal offices are nominated on a partisan basis:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives

officialsThe following county offices are nominated on a partisan basis:

  • County Commissioner
  • County Clerk
  • County Attorney
  • County Assessor
  • Register of Deeds
  • Clerk of the District Court
  • County Sheriff
  • County Treasurer
  • County Surveyor
  • County Public Defender

The other elected offices in Nebraska are nominated on a non partisan basis. 

Note: Political party enrollment is your choice, but in order to vote for a partisan candidate in a primary election, you must be enrolled in that political party. If you register nonpartisan, you will only be able to vote for ballot issues and nonpartisan candidates in the primary election.

Offices such as President, Governor, State and County officials are partisan, therefore if you register nonpartisan you will not be able to vote for them in a primary election. You may request a senatorial or congressional ticket of your choice if you are registered nonpartisan in a Primary Election. In General Elections everyone votes the same ballot.