It’s official: CD-1 special election will be June 28

The ballots for the special election will have only two names on them – one Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate.


Gov. Pete Ricketts has made it official: A special election to fill Congressional District 1’s vacant seat will be Tuesday, June 28.

The ballots for the special election will have only two names on them. The Nebraska Democratic Party and Nebraska Republican Party, respectively, will select one candidate each to represent their parties on the special election’s ballot.

CD-1 voters will be able to cast their ballots in person 30 days ahead of the special election date. Because that date falls on the Memorial Day holiday, the first day for CD-1 voters to cast early in-person ballots would be May 31.

Early mail-in ballots will be sent 15 days ahead of Special Election Day to those who request them. That date would be Monday, June 13.

So to summarize: The special election will be the second of three votes cast for the 1st Congressional District seat this year.

›› The first will be in the May 10 primary (because of the timing, former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s name will still appear on that ballot).

›› That will be followed by the June 28 special election to fill the seat through the end of 2022.

›› Finally, the Nov. 8 election will determine who fills the seat for the next two-year Congressional term, which begins in January 2023.

Visit our Election FAQ and Key Dates pages at our 2022 Election Central hub for more information.

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