Here's a look at the outcomes of some of Tuesday's races in Nebraska communities:
Scribner tightens employment rules
Voters in the eastern Nebraska community decided to bar employing or renting residences to people living in the U.S. illegally.
The proposed ordinance in Scribner was approved by more than 69 percent of voters Tuesday. The Scribner City Council voted in July to put the issue on the general election ballot.
The push for such rules came as the area prepares for an influx of workers for Costco's new chicken-processing plant in neighboring Fremont. The Costco plant will employ 1,000 workers when it opens next year and could change the face of Scribner, known to be a predominantly white farm town.
— The Associated Press
Beatrice sales tax for fire station
Beatrice voters approved a half-cent sales tax that will generate about $1 million annually to build a new fire station.
The city has used its auditorium as a fire station since 1965, a move that was intended to be temporary. Since then, the fleet of rural and city fire rigs housed there has grown from five to 14 vehicles.
Beatrice's city sales tax is 1.5 percent, and will be raised to 2 percent, for a total of 7.5 percent when combined with the state sales tax. The city says the half-cent tax will be removed once the station is paid off, in about 10 years.
— Beatrice Daily Sun
Wahoo bond issue for school improvements
Voters in the Wahoo school district soundly defeated a proposed $26 million bond issue.
Final vote totals from Saunders County, which were delayed until Wednesday morning, showed 63.4 percent in opposition.
The project included an addition to the high school, including classroom space, a gymnasium, an expanded food service area and a media center.
The district also planned to use bond funds to relocate its football field and track, which officials say is more than 40 years old.
According to the Wahoo Newspaper, the bond issue would have required an additional property tax levy of 8 cents per $100 in assessed valuation. Superintendent Brandon Lavaley said the levy would replace a bond debt payment for elementary school construction to be paid off in 2020.
— Lincoln Journal Star
Split decisions on sales tax question
A proposal to hike the city sales tax rate in Eagle from 1 percent to 1.5 percent was narrowly defeated.
Election results from Cass County showed 179 votes against the resolution and 171 votes for.
The additional sales tax revenue was designated to pay for capital-improvement projects in the village east of Lincoln.
Meanwhile, voters in DeWitt voted 124-75 to impose a 1 percent city sales tax in the Saline County community.
— Lincoln Journal Star
|For Initiative 427||345,837|
|Against Initiative 427||304,253|
Federal and statewide races
|U.S. Senate||Deb Fischer (R)||393,536|
|Jane Raybould (D)||259,626|
|Jim Schultz (L)||24,456|
|Governor||Pete Ricketts/Mike Foley (R)||402,078|
|Bob Krist/Lynne M. Walz (D)||275,188|
|U.S. House District 1||Jeff Fortenberry (R)||137,632|
|Jessica McClure (D)||90,551|
|U.S. House District 2||Don Bacon (R)||121,466|
|Kara Eastman (D)||114,154|
|U.S. House District 3||Adrian Smith (R)||162,757|
|Paul Theobald (D)||49,363|
|Secretary of state||Bob Evnen (R)||397,035|
|Spencer Danner (D)||253,293|
|State auditor||Charlie Janssen (R)||371,549|
|Jane Skinner (D)||269,787|
|State treasurer||John Murante (R)||uncontested|
|Attorney general||Doug Peterson (R)||uncontested|
Lincoln mayor term limits
Lancaster County races
|County treasurer||Matt Schulte (R)||52,186|
|Rachel Garver (D)||58,146|
|County clerk||Dan Nolte (D)||uncontested|
|County assessor||Rob Ogden (R)||uncontested|
|County sheriff||Terry Wagner (R)||uncontested|
|County attorney||Pat Condon (R)||uncontested|
|Public defender||Joe Nigro (D)||uncontested|
|Clerk of district court||Troy Hawk (R)||uncontested|
|County engineer||Pam Dingman (R)||uncontested|
Lancaster County Board
|1||Tim Duey (R)||4,556|
|Sean Flowerday (D)||11,423|
|3||Deb Schorr (R)||uncontested|
|5||Todd Wiltgen (R)||11,462|
|Rick Vest (D)||12,274|
|Susan D. Lorence||6,007|
|4||Robert Bob Hilkemann||8,471|
|John S. McCollister||8,260|
|24||Mark A. Kolterman||9,443|
|Bob Van Valkenburg||3,257|
|28||Patty Pansing Brooks||uncontested|
|40||Keith F. Kube||6,738|
|Stephanie L. Malcolm||2,912|
|48||John P. Stinner||uncontested|
Public Service Commission
|1||Dan Watermeier (R)||72,956|
|Christa Yoakum (D)||69,230|
|3||Tim Schram (R)||94,743|
|Mike Forsythe (D)||57,929|
NU Board of Regents
|Robert J. Prokop||24,454|
State Board of Education
|5||Patricia H. Timm||36,803|
|7||Robin R. Stevens||uncontested|
SCC Board of Governors
|1||Dale F. Kruse||uncontested|
|3||Michael Adam Hendrickson||8,132|
|Nancy A. Seim||14,360|
|4||James J. Garver||uncontested|
|Arlyn E. Uhrmacher||15,857|
Lower Platte South Natural Resources District board
|Mechelle Sky Walker||4,170|
|2||Mark G. Spangler||uncontested|
|6 (4-year term)||Deborah Eagan||uncontested|
|6 (2-year term)||Write-ins only|
|8 (4-year term)||Tom Green||uncontested|
|8 (2-year term)||Dan Steinkruger||uncontested|
|9||Robert C. Andersen||uncontested|
|10||Karen S. Amen||uncontested|
|At large||David M. Landis||uncontested|
Seward County sheriff
|Joseph O. Yocum (R)||3,059|
|Mike Vance (D)||3,868|
Retention of judges
|Stephanie F. Stacy||75,767||17,747|
|Julie A. Martin||420,928||113,161|
|James Michael Fitzgerald||395,604||130,312|
|Lori A. Maret||64,891||20,225|
|Susan I. Strong||69,033||16,152|
|Robert R. Otte||65,830||19,367|
|Holly J. Parsley||68,969||15,895|
|Thomas E. Zimmerman||64,248||18,907|
Area ballot questions
|Beatrice city sales tax (new fire station)||2,132||1,860|
|DeWitt city sales tax||124||75|
|Eagle city sales tax (improvements)||171||179|
|Geneva Rural Fire District bond issue (new fire barn)||119||62|
|Wahoo Public Schools bond issue (improvements)||1,248||2,162|