Douglas County voters are planning to cast their ballots ahead of the November election.  Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says at least four-thousand requests for early ballots arrived in the mail yesterday.  Yesterday marked the first day ballots were being mailed to voters as well as the first day residents could sign up for an advanced ballot.  October 9th is the first day Douglas County voters can cast ballots early in person at the Election Commissioner's office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who is running for governor is suing the state to overturn a law that imposes the nation's highest bar on independent candidates to qualify for statewide races.

Ernst looks to clinch Iowa GOP Senate nomination

Jun 3, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Once a long-shot candidate, Joni Ernst has emerged as a front-runner in the crowded field of Iowa Republicans hoping to succeed U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin.

Council Bluffs Mayoral election Tuesday

Nov 4, 2013

Council Bluffs voters will go to the polls Tuesday to choose a new Mayor.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An elections watchdog group has filed a complaint against the embattled Douglas County Election Commissioner's office, alleging some Omaha voters were required to provide voter identification numbers before issuing them provisional ballots on Election Day.

Iowa Secretary of State examining signature verification system

Nov 20, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa secretary of state is considering a signature verification system to help ensure voters are who they say they are.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are planning to revisit a proposed legislative salary increase that was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

The Papillion-La Vista School District will move forward with plans for a new elementary and a new Junior High school.

Nebraska voters split on constitutional amendments

Nov 7, 2012

LINCOLN--Nebraskans voted to ensure their right to hunt and fish, but denied state senators an extra term and more pay.

Deb Fischer elected to U.S. Senate

Nov 6, 2012

Republican State Senator Deb Fischer will be Nebraska’s new U.S. Senator.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has made sure Nebraska will remain entirely red on this year's political maps by winning the entire state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the 12th consecutive election, a Republican presidential candidate is victorious in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Polls are opening across Nebraska so voters can answer the final and most important poll on who they want to be president and who they want to represent them in Washington and Lincoln.

OPS board seats on Tuesday's ballot

Nov 5, 2012

Six Omaha Public Schools board seats are on Tuesday’s general election ballot.

Early voting ends Monday

Nov 5, 2012

Monday is the last day of early voting for the 2012 general election.

Presidential candidates plan weekend stops in Iowa

Nov 2, 2012

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney return to Iowa Saturday for rallies.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's U.S. Senate race that once appeared headed for a blowout has gotten newfound attention with a frenzy of spending on political ads and some polls showing the race could be tightening.

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With six days until the Presidential election, President Barack Obama’s campaign is getting support in Iowa from a former President.

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Two UNO experts on the Middle East say they’re optimistic there are options other than war with Iran over its disputed nuclear program. 

Pottawattamie County breaks its record for early voting

Oct 29, 2012

The Pottawattamie County Auditor says 18,000 registered voters have requested early voting ballots, a new record.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeing a steady increase in voters who are shunning both political parties and registering as independents.

Bellevue voters will decide November 6 if the city should raise its sales tax one-half cent and create an economic development program.

Sarpy County breaks early voting record

Oct 25, 2012

Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says the early voting record set in 2008 has been broken this election season, with less than two weeks to the General Election.

Voters in the Papillion-La Vista School District will decide November 6 if the district should borrow $59.6 million for two new elementary schools and renovations to six buildings.

A forum Thursday at UNO seeks to provide perspective on the causes of continuing violence in the Middle East.

Foreign policy the focus of final Presidential debate

Oct 22, 2012

The final debate before the 2012 presidential election happens Monday night.

In Iowa justice vote, backers focus on equality

Oct 22, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Supporters of Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins are hoping that a campaign stressing Iowa's history of equality will convince voters to reject a conservative effort to oust him for approving same-sex marriage.

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GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan says former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would be a successful, bipartisan leader.

More than 477,000 early voting ballots requested in Iowa

Oct 19, 2012

More than 1,600 people have voted early in one western Iowa county.

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With less than three weeks until the general election, both presidential candidates will be spending a lot of time in Iowa.