City of Omaha Elections

The City of Omaha holds a special primary and general election every four years to elect a mayor and all seven members of the city council. The elections are held the year following a Presidential Election. The primary election is held the first Tuesday in April. The general election is held the first Tuesday after the second Monday in May.

Like candidates for other offices, candidates for mayor and city council of the City of Omaha must file with the Douglas County Election Commission; however, they are also required to submit petitions at the time of filing in addition to meeting other filing requirements.

City of Omaha elections are officially nonpartisan. Political party information is not printed on the ballot. The two candidates receiving the most votes during the primary election will advance to the general election. The winner of each office in the general election will take office on the fourth Monday following the general election.