Friday, July 15, is the filing deadline for some elected office-holders to get on the General Election ballot.
Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says the May Primary does not apply to certain positions.
Those include small public power districts and schools, village boards, and township offices.
“They’re all very significant in the impact that they have locally and they all raise their money through property taxes,” Gale tells Nebraska Radio Network, “so they have an impact on the county budget, but they’re not offices, I guess, that are maybe real noteworthy.”
While incumbents must file by Friday, new candidates have until August 1st to declare their candidacy.
Gale says these are offices to consider, if you want to serve on the local level.
“Here are some boards that are very, very interesting, very challenging, and really provide significant local service,” Gale says. “It’s a way, without having to move to Lincoln or move to Washington, D.C., to really help make a difference to their community.”
Since there is no Primary Election to pare down the field, Gale says more than two candidates can run for those offices in the General Election.
“I think it would be an exciting thing if we had a number of candidates for those races,” he says. “They’re all very important.”
August 1st is also the last day that judges can file for retention of office.