As Tweeted out by the Douglas and Sarpy County Election Commissars, today is the first day early voting ballots will be mailed to voters — upon their request — for the 2016 Statewide Presidential General Election.
42,000 ballots will be mailed to Douglas County voters today.
13,000 in Sarpy County.
Ballots will be mailed each weekday as additional requests from voters are received.
These are the bankable votes, friends.
They are often the difference makers.
From the Douglas Co. EC:
If voters wish to receive an early voting ballot by mail, a written request accompanied by the voter’s signature must be received by the Douglas County Election Commission by Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
An application for an early voting ballot may be printed from the Election Commission website, www.votedouglascounty.com, or a voter may send a written request for an early voting ballot, including his or her name, date of birth, phone number and/or email address, registered address, address where he or she wants the ballot mailed, and his or her signature.
Requests may be mailed or delivered to 225 North 115th Street, Omaha, NE 68154, faxed to (402) 444-4181, or a picture of the completed form may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Early voting ballots may not be requested by telephone.
Early voting at the Election Commission begins Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and is available during business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) through Monday, November 7, 2016.
Voters with questions about voting in the upcoming election may visit the Douglas County Election Commission website at www.votedouglascounty.com or call (402) 444-VOTE (8683).
Campaigning at great heights
Today the OWH looks at the District 31 Legislative.
Prior to the May primary, the Southwest Omaha district was considered relatively safe territory for incumbent Democrat Rick Kolowski.
Then, as voters took a look at Kolowski’s record in the Legislature, they shocked the district with a 50-41% victory for newcomer Ian Swanson’s shoe-leather campaign victory.
Swanson was on The Wheels Down Politics Show podcast a year ago to discuss his background and philosophy on government, including the gas tax, death penalty and Charter Schools. And he also discusses his involvement in the Miss America pageant.
Hear it here.
Nebraska Right to Life has their 2016 Voter Guide up. See it here.
This document is a reference guide for many voters.
For instance, Don Bacon gets NRtL’s endorsement.
With regard to Brad Ashford they note:
“Brad Ashford (DNR) Has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood Action Fund and 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Has a 0% rating from National Right to Life.”
How much will something like that sting Ashford, or other candidates?
We will know better in 35 days or so…
On the move
We have been alerted that Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s campaign office is on the move.
You can find it now at 440 Regency Parkway, Ste 132.
We will alert you when the official announcement will be coming.
All the fits that print the news
If you missed it over the weekend a very interesting story in the New York Times (not to be confused with your York News Times…) about the conservative media’s consternation and battles over the Republican nominees this primary and general election season.
They discuss the battles between Ann Coulter, Erick Erickson, Rush Limbaugh George Will, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jonah Goldberg, among others.
An inside peek at the campaigns and influence peddling among the writers and talkers in the media.
Of course, always remember that it’s the NYT, so a slant is expected. For instance, not everyone is an Ann Coulter fan. That being said, you wouldn’t expect a somewhat scholarly piece to call her book a “screed”. And then there’s the title of the article itself that refers to “right-wing” media. If it were the liberals they were talking about, they would just be “media”.
In any case, lots of quotes and looks and a must-read for the political junkie in you.
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