As Christian citizens living in a democracy, we have the responsibility to be well-informed and elect leaders who support Biblical principles. We have the opportunity to do this in the local municipal elections next week when we cast our votes to decide which candidates for mayor, city council, school board, and airport authority will advance to the General Election.
Please vote in the Lincoln City Primary Election this Tuesday, April 4th, and mark your calendar for the General Election on Tuesday, May 2nd. Mail-in ballots must be returned by 8 PM on Election Day.
BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE POLLS
The Lincoln City Elections are all nonpartisan races, which means you won’t see any party affiliation next to the candidates’ names on your ballot.
To help you make an informed decision, NFA researched the candidates and put together an online, easy-to-use election resource guide!
On our election resource guide, you’ll find the candidates’ party affiliation, incumbency status, and links to the candidates’ websites to learn more about where they stand on the issues.
You’ll also be able to access upcoming election deadlines, a personalized sample ballot, and information about your polling place! The deadline to request an absentee ballot for Tuesday’s primary has passed, but you can request one for the General Election here.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Last spring, Nebraska Family Alliance led a city-wide petition drive to overturn an unconstitutional gender-identity bathroom ordinance that passed unanimously in the Lincoln City Council. In just 14 days, we collected 18,501 signatures, blocking the so-called “Fairness Ordinance” from taking effect.
While we were successful in protecting women and girls, local businesses, and churches from this particular proposal, the cumbersome referendum process served as a meaningful reminder that local elections matter.
The leaders that represent us at City Hall make decisions every day concerning places we frequent, our neighborhoods, children’s schools, and our families’ day-to-day lives. Vote your values this Tuesday, pray God-honoring candidates advance, and share our election resources with your friends and family!