- 2020 Elections
- Election Notices
- Sample Ballot
- Filing Information
- Primary Election Calendar
- 2020 Candidates
- Check Registration
- Early Voting Application
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Poll Worker Information
- Polling Places
- Voter Information
County Clerk/ Election Commissioner
I want to welcome you to the 2020 Election page of the Lincoln County, Nebraska website. I hope you use this page often in 2020. This page is one of the ways you will be able to obtain accurate and up to date information on the 2020 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.
Sample Ballots will be posted as soon as they are available.
Please be advised these are sample ballots and because the law requires rotation of the candidate’s names, the chronological order as listed may be different in your precinct.
Some listed candidates are elected in specific districts therefore some names listed on sample ballots may not appear on the ballot in your precinct.
Lincoln County uses a DS850 ballot scanner to count ballots. The voter is required to blacken the oval. If a voter chooses to write-in a name they are required to blacken the oval by the name they write-in for that race.
Rebecca J. Rossell
Lincoln County Clerk
Primary Election Calendar 2020
Disclaimer: This is an abbreviated calendar. If you would like to view a detailed election calendar please visit the Secretary of State 2020 Elections Calendar
|February 18||Last day for incumbents to file for office on the primary ballot|
|March 2||Last day for non-incumbents (new filers) to file for office on primary ballot|
|April 13||Early voting ballots will be available at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office|
|April 24||Postmark deadline for mail in voter registrations|
|April 27||Deadline for DMV or state agency voter registration|
|Last day to mail out early voting ballots to a specific address|
|6 P.M.||Last day for in person voter registration at the County Clerk’s Office|
|May 11||Last day for in person early voting at the County Clerk’s office|
|May 12||**** Statewide Primary Election Day****|
2020 Candidates for Office
In Lincoln County
Last Updated 1-24-2020 at 2:25 P.M.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER – DISTRICT #1
|Joe Hewgley – R||1002 S Deerwood Dr||North Platte NE 69101|
|Irving P. Hiatt-R||9676 W Jays Rd||North Platte NE 69101|
COUNTY COMMISSIONER – DISTRICT #4
|Walter W. Johnson – R||16600 N Johnson Rd||North Platte NE 69101|
COUNTY COMMISSIONER – DISTRICT #5
|Jerry L. Woodruff – R||8182 S Moran Canyon Rd||North Platte NE 69101|
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL – General Election
|Justin P. Roberts||678 E Suburban Rd||North Platte NE 69101|
|Booker Boyer||23406 E Island Rd||Brady NE 69123|
CITY OF NORTH PLATTE
|Lonnie Parsons||4105 W Philip Ave||North Platte, NE 69101|
|Brandon Kelliher||3801 Sugarberry Ct||North Platte, NE 69101|
|Andrew D. Lee||1322 W A St||North Platte, NE 69101|
|John Hales||905 W William Ave||North Platte, NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 1
|James L. Backenstose||2109 Iron Eagle Ct||North Platte NE 69101|
|John M. Pettit||315 S Vine St||North Platte NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 2
|Pete Volz||4021 Sequoia Dr||North Platte|
NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 3
|Brad Garrick||1118 West 5th St||North Platte, NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE CITY COUNCIL – WARD 4
|Lawrence Ostendorf||512 N Elder||North Platte NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE AIRPORT AUTHORITY
|Alan J. Erickson||3220 W Leota St||North Platte NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 1
|Skip Altig||2221 W E St||North Platte NE 69101|
NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 2
NORTH PLATTE SCHOOLS – WARD 3
|Matthew D. Pederson||807 Clearwater Ct||North Platte NE 69101|
BRADY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MAXWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HERSHEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|Yvette Troyer||20840 W Slough Rd||Hershey NE 69143|
SUTHERLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
WALLACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Gothenburg Hospital District
|Monty L. Bowman||907 11th St||Gothenburg, NE 69138|
|Mike Bacon||2217 Lake Ave||Gothenburg, NE 69138|
|Helen Cool||40974 Dr 780||Gothenburg, NE 69138|
Sutherland Hospital District
|Annette Kennedy||5218 N Prairie Trace Rd||Sutherland NE 69165|
VILLAGES – General Election Only
|Kimberly Backer||120 S Oak St Lt 7, PO Box 4||Sutherland NE 69165|
|Dani Jorgensen||420 Locust St||Sutherland NE 69165|
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 4110
How many election precincts are in Lincoln County?
14 Precincts within the city limits of North Platte
10 Rural Precincts
24 TotalFREQUENTLY 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.
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.
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.
Your paycheck will arrive approximately 3-4 weeks after the election.
- 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.
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.
Elections are every two years in the even numbered year in May and November.
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.
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.
|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|
|Brady||Community Center||Brady NE|
|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 InformationWho 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?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 FormCan I register online?Yes! Go to: www.ne.gov/go/NEreg2voteEarly Voters Ballot InformationWho 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 then mailed. There are two applications per sheet.Lincoln County Residents Mail Application to:
Lincoln County Clerk/Election Commissioner
Courthouse – 301 N. Jeffers
North Platte, NE 69101Complete 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 VotersNebraska Political Parties:
DemocratThe following state offices are nominated on a partisan basis:
- 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
The 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.