2018 Candidate Forums: Douglas County Assessor Register of Deeds (Republican Candidates)

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates on the 2018 Republican primary ballot for the office of Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds. The candidates are Walt Peffer and Kris Pierce. The winner of this primary race will go on to appear on the ballot in the general election in November.

The incumbent Douglas County Assessor/Register of Deeds, Diane L. Battiato, is a Democrat who will automatically advance to the general election.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.

Early Voting in the 2018 Primary Election Begins Today

Today (Monday, April 9, 2018) is the first day that Nebraska voters can pick up vote-by-mail ballots. Election commission offices will begin mailing out these ballots today.

If you have not yet requested a ballot but would like to vote by mail, May 4 is the deadline to request a ballot. Note that requesting an early/vote-by-mail ballot will prevent you from voting at the polls. To complete the request, download and fill out the early vote form on the Nebraska SOS site. Send in the form to your county election commission office by the deadline.

Douglas County Commission address:  225 North 115th Street, Omaha, NE, 68154

Sarpy County Commission address: 501 Olson Dr. Suite 4, Papillion, NE, 68046

In-person voting at election commission offices (no application needed) begins April 16. Election Day (at-poll voting) is May 15.

The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is April 30. Nebraska residents can register online.

 

Learn More About the 2018 Omaha Public Schools Bond Issue

Voters in the Omaha Public Schools district will see a school bond issue on the 2018 primary election ballot. Election Day is May 15. Find out more about how and where to register and vote via the Douglas County Election Commission.

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, host Geri Simon discusses the proposal with Mark Evans, the Superintendent of Schools, and Marque Snow, President of the Omaha School Board.

You can find out more from the school district — including details of their upcoming information sessions — on the OPS website.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or CenturyLink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Learning More About the Anti-Defamation League

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, host Geri Simon and Mary-Beth Muskin talk about the work of the Anti-Defamation League. Ms. Muskin is the Regional Director for the Plains State Region of the Anti-Defamation League.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: LGBTQ 101

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, host Geri Simon and Joni Stacy, a family law attorney, talk LBGTQ101 or “Putting the Puzzle Pieces together for the Sexuality Continuum.”

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

The Need for Nonpartisan Redistricting in Nebraska – And How You Can Help

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Geri Simon talks with Nebraska state senator Burke Harr and League of Women Voters member John Else about redistricting. The Nebraska legislature will consider LB216 in 2018. LB 216 would establish a commission to redistrict the state after the 2020 census.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Evelyn Butts, the Supreme Court and the Poll Tax

Tia Spears and Charlene Ligon discuss Charlene’s book about her mother, Evelyn T. Butts. The book is “Fearless,” and it tells the story of Mrs. Butts and her Supreme Court case that ended the poll tax.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Millard Levy Override Vote

In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Kathy Bass talks with Mike Kennedy, president of the Millard School Board, about the request for a levy override.

Millard residents have already received ballots for the levy override vote. To vote, voters must mark their ballots, sign the envelopes and return the ballots to the election commission, 225 North 115th Street, by no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Charter School Forum

Katie Linehan is the Executive Director for Educate America, an advocate of charter schools. Ann Hunter-Pirtle is the Executive Director for Stand for Schools, an advocate for public schools. In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Geri Simon moderates as they provide some of the pros and cons on this topic.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Omaha Rapid Transit

Geri Simon talks with Jason Rose and Emily Baarson about Omaha’s planned rapid transit bus. Jason is the outreach coordinator and Emily is a strategic and capital projects planner for the Omaha Transit Authority.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.