Published On: Thu, May 8th, 2014

Voters to make choices Tuesday

Nebraskans will go to the polls on Tuesday of next week to choose candidates in the Primary Election to advance to the November General Election. The polls in Pierce County will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at five election sites listed in an ad on Page 3 of this issue. Voting for those in the city and immediate Osmond area will take place at the Osmond city auditorium.

Osmond Contests

No Osmond city or school contests will be on the ballot since no more than two candidates have filed for

each position. They will advance automatically to the General Election.

County Ticket

The lone county office up for grabs this year is that of second district commissioner of which Osmond is a part. Three individuals have filed on the Republican ticket — Brad Albers of Randolph, Bob Wehrer of Hadar and Ivan L. Koepke of Pierce. There are no candidates on the Democratic slate.

National, State Tickets

With several incumbents not filing for reelection and others seeking those offices, there are a number of candidates making a bid for positions.

Five Republicans are making a bid to succeed Senator Mike Johanns. Tom Brewer is seeking to unseat Third District Congressman Adrian Smith on the Republican ballot. Six candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Other Republican state office candidates which will be pared down for the General Election are treasurer, attorney general and auditor of public accounts.

On the Democratic side, only the races for U.S. Senator and attorney general have competition.

The Libertarian Party ticket has no positions with candidates to be eliminated, with only three individuals having filed for office on that ticket.

The Nonpartisan ballot features three positions — the Lower Elkhorn NRD Subdistrict 1, Wausa School Board and Plainview City Council.

Sample Ballots Published

This week’s Republican contains sample ballots for voters to review. They are printed on Pages 5, 6, 7 and 8.