Voters in Omaha will head to the polls Today for city primary elections that will whittle down the field of those in the mayoral race. Five candidates are vying for the post of mayor, while 29 candidates are seeking City Council seats. The top two candidates in each primary race advance to the May 11 general election. Among those seeking the top spot of mayor is incumbent Jean Stothert, a Republican seeking her third term in office who leads the field in fundraising, with more than $380,000 cash on hand. Democratic challengers include Jasmine Harris, RJ Neary, Kimara Snipes, and Mark Gudgel.
Polling places in Lincoln will be open today for the city's primary election. Twelve candidates, including three incumbents, are seeking the three Lincoln City Council at-large seats. Four Lincoln School Board seats are also being contested in the primary. Polling places will be open until 8:00 p.m.