Last updated November 10, 2016 at 5:00am – as of this update, we’ve gone through all counties and updated all which have results available online; we will check again for the few remaining which our information shows will eventually post updates
(Originally published on November 7, 2012, updated in 2014, and May 2016 and republished)
Important Notes About the Links Provided (above and below):
- The Secretary of State’s office provides extensive detail on the results page for all federal, statewide races, referendums, and issues, along with races for political subdivisions as proscribed by statute, by districts (e.g. Natural Resource Districts, Board of Regents, etc.). The results do not include purely localized races, referendums, or issues. Those are provided by County Election Commissions.
- The NAME of each county is linked to the home page of the county’s official website if that county has a practice of posting a link to election results on that front page. If a county has a website and either doesn’t provide a results link on their home page or anywhere online, we’ve provided a link to the Election Commission or other relevant page so there is at least someone to contact for result information.
- Where available, the ELECTION YEAR is linked to the county’s results page OR the county’s results hosted by a third party servicing company called MIPS (Multi-County Information and Programming Services). The MIPS site is less than user friendly, meaning the complete list is essentially impossible to find from within the site, but is HERE.
- If the county name isn’t linked, it doesn’t have a website.
- How quickly some counties update their results information, wherever published, may vary; some are live on election night, while others take from hours to days after the election is over.
- On Election nights, we post LIVE RESULTS – Polls close at 8:00pm CDT – as they are available
ARTHUR – has a state-hosted county website, but doesn’t publish results
(BROWN, not available)
CHASE – A single page reports current election results, no archive
DAWES – 2016 General: No results published by County; the Scottsbluff Star-Herald again published results, 2016 Primary: no results provided by County, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald published results (we couldn’t find past year results online in prior research)
HOOKER – 2016 General, 2016 Results not available online, but perhaps the contact information on their website might be useful
LOGAN not available 2016
McPHERSON (no website) – 2016 not available, 2014
Outline map from the Nebraska Legislature
Original article content from the 2012 Election:
Just a brief article to provide links so people may examine results of the election in Nebraska in more detail. I humbly suggest that among the motivations one could glean from Tuesday’s election results, would be to turn more of our attention to the happenings within in our own state. For one thing – WHY are there so MANY government bodies on our ballots necessitating all of these candidates? Do we really need all of these entities and all of these people?
And another issue to ponder, which we all might find reasons to appreciate: what policies of government have created incentives for increases in the populations of the state’s two largest cities and decreases in the rural part of the state? Is it that rural Nebraskans are migrating into the cities, is it an influx of a new population and out-migration of young people after they graduate from high school and college, or some combination? We might also ask if this is a healthy phenomenon or bodes well for the future of the state if it continues. To wit, if it wasn’t for Nebraskans outside of Lancaster and Douglas Counties, we would be sending Bob Kerrey back to the U.S. Senate in January.
A total of 765,672 votes were cast in the U.S. Senate race, with Fischer: 445,443 and Kerrey: 320,229. 54% of Bob Kerrey’s votes came from Douglas and Lancaster counties.
Douglas County – 212,009 votes total: Deb Fischer 48.85% – 103,560 votes, Bob Kerrey 51.15% – 108,449 votes
Lancaster County – 122,972 votes total: Deb Fischer 46.46% – 57,138 votes, Bob Kerrey 53.54% – 65,834 votes
Now we can just pray that Senator-Elect Deb Fischer will actually behave like a conservative when she gets to Washington, D.C.
I’ll be reporting in more detail at the end of the week about another set of trends in Nebraska – voter registration. I’ve taken a look at the changes in those numbers from 2000 – 2012, and they are fascinating. Since the trends statewide are of interest, I pulled together links to each Nebraska county website which reports their results online. Some readers might find a few clicks interesting, if for no other reason than it’s fascinating to see the variations in the kinds of county websites around the state.
Beyond this, it’s easier to look at county level results directly, in most cases – at least it allows one to focus on specific information, rather than trolling through 90+ counties’ information on the Secretary of State’s website, at least that’s true for more localized issues and races.
I’ve found that particularly true in looking for results related to what appeared on my ballot. The Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website may be the most user-friendly government site in the state, so kudos to David Shively for doing a great job. So, there you go, y’all who think I can never give a compliment to a government official. ;-)