Ballot certified for Nov. 6 general election, info available soon on Initiative Measure 427

Nebraska Secretary of State

Secretary of State John Gale announced today (09/13/16) that the final list of candidates for offices across the state has been reviewed and certified by his office.

“My office has finalized the certification of candidates that file with the State of Nebraska,” Gale said, “This certification is a vital part of the process and ensures that candidate names and party affiliations are listed correctly, among other details.”

The 2018 general election ballot will also allow voters to vote on expanding Medicaid Eligibility with Initiative Measure 427, following the submission of signatures to the Secretary of State and the dismissal by the Nebraska Supreme Court of a lawsuit challenging its placement.

“In accordance with the placement of this initiative measure on the ballot, my office will be hosting a hearing in each of the three congressional districts,” Gale said. “These sessions will allow Nebraskans to have their questions addressed and are required under state law.” The announcement of the dates and locations of these hearings are forthcoming.

In addition, informational pamphlets on Initiative Measure 427 are being created by the Secretary of State’s office. They will be available in county election official offices and the office of the Secretary of State by the end of September.

Information about the Initiative Measure 427, as well the list of statewide candidates, can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at: