Incumbent Filing Deadline Approaching for Primary Election Ballot

CUSTER COUNTY–The Nebraska statewide primary elections are scheduled for May 12, 2020 and with that also comes various filing deadlines for the primary election ballot.

February 18 is the last day for incumbents (any current office holder) to file for office on the primary election ballot, according to the Nebraska Secretary of State website.

The website also lists March 2 as the last day for non-incumbents (new filers) to file for office on the primary election ballot.

Local office holders or new candidates wanting to file for office should visit the Custer County Clerk’s office (431 S 10th Broken Bow, NE 68822) or contact County Clerk Conni Gracey at 308-872-5701.

In a February 4 press release, Secretary of State Bob Evnen says Nebraskans can be confident in this year’s elections.

“Nebraskans can be confident that their primary election ballots will be counted and reported promptly and accurately,” said Nebraska Secretary of State Evnen.

Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen serves as Nebraska’s chief election officer

Nebraska presidential primary ballots will include candidates from the Democratic, Republican and Libertarian parties. None of these parties will utilize caucuses this year in this year’s primary.

Primary election results have an impact on who party delegates support at their national conventions, where candidates for the general election are chosen.

Nebraska’s elections are secure. New ballot counting devices are being delivered and installed in every county of our state. These devices are not connected to the internet. The results are compiled in hardened computers that also are not connected to the internet. These results are then transferred to another device and uploaded to Nebraska’s election night reporting system. Nebraska’s election night reporting system is itself protected by two backup systems.

“Because of the cooperation of the unicameral and the governor, and the dedication of our county election officials and our Secretary of State Elections Division, Nebraskans can be confident that they will receive accurate and prompt election night results. It is very important for Nebraskans to register and very important for Nebraskans to vote,” Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen said.

Nebraska’s primary election will be held on May 12, 2020. For more information visit