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Douglas County Election Commission (Douglas County, Neb.)


"Douglas County is Nebraska’s largest county with a population of over 510,000 people and over 300,000 registered voters. It includes the City of Omaha as its major population area, as well as a number of smaller communities, including Bennington, Boys Town, Ralston, Valley, and Waterloo. . . . Douglas County's first Election Commissioner was appointed in 1913. . . . The Election Commission is responsible for conducting elections for all the political subdivisions within the county. There are state-wide elections held every two years (a May primary and a November general), as well as City of Omaha Mayoral and City Council elections held every four years. Sanitary and Improvement District elections are held every year, and special elections can be scheduled during any year by various political subdivisions. The Election Commission is not affiliated with any campaign or political party organization."--From the Douglas County Election Commission website.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Douglas County Election Commission Records

Identifier: MSS-0004
Scope and Contents Records of the Douglas County Election Commission, of Douglas County, Nebraska, including Omaha. Records include folders of maps and charts, 1949-1979 and undated, with item list; printout of Presidential returns from 1984; various returns, 1980-1990; various election results/analysis, 1970s-1980s; Sewer Improvement District, mayoral, 1970s-1980s; election analysis, 1960-1977; ledgers, 1890-1953, 1958-1964, 1968-1979; rolled maps, 1930-1991 and undated; the City of Omaha ledger, 1893-1915;...

Political Buttons Ephemera, 1900-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The political ephemera collection includes buttons from local, state, and national elections from throughout the 20th century, including a run of presidential campaign buttons for each major party candidate for U.S. president through 1992. The collection contains many buttons for Omaha and Nebraska candidates for various offices including local utilities, city council, mayor, governor, senate, and the unicameral. The collection also includes some buttons believed to be from the Chicago-area and...