Secretary of State Bob Evnen said today, “The deadlines are fast approaching for incumbent and non-incumbent candidates to file for the primary election in 2020.” Incumbents are current office holders, regardless of whether the office that they currently hold is the office that they are seeking. Non-incumbents are those who currently do not hold any elective office.

The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office is located at 1221 N Street, in downtown Lincoln. The office is located west of the Great Western Bank. Visitors should enter the main doors at Center on N and look for Suite 103 on the main floor.

An updated list of statewide candidates is posted weekly on the Secretary of State website. Other information for the May 12 primary and November 3 general election also can be found on the Secretary of State website. https://sos.nebraska.gov/

Box Butte County Clerk Judy Messersmith issued a notice to those interested in joining a local race.

“With deadlines fast approaching for the incumbent and non-incumbent candidates to file for the primary election in 2020, I would like to remind incumbents that they must file by February 18, 2020 and non-incumbents must file by March 2, 2020. Please call the County Clerk's office at 762-6565 with questions regarding election.”

If you need additional assistance, call the Elections Division at 402-471-2555.

Box Butte County has already seen a number of filings. Incumbent County Commissioner Doug Hashman was the first to file for re-election.

For the Alliance School Board, incumbent Timothy Richey filed for re-election. In the race for the Alliance City Council, incumbent Brian Mischnick and incumbent Ryan Reynolds filed for re-election, while non-incumbents Travis Turman and Gary Goodell filed for election.

In the race for the Hemingford School Board, incumbents Brett T. Cullan and Tricia Schumacher filed for re-election.

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