It may still seem distant to some, but the May 14th primary election in Nebraska has brought politicians and candidates to the forefront in many contests, from local village boards to a closely watched presidential race.  

Political signs and advertisements will become more commonplace as these candidates give their pitch as to why they would be the best man or woman for the job.  This fall, there will be some ballot initiatives that will also vie for your attention.

In the KVSH listening area, 7 candidates have filed for the Valentine Community School board.  The Primary will trim one candidate to a field of 6 that advances to the general election.

The City Council race in Valentine did not have enough candidates to appear on the primary election, and all names will advance to the fall.

The Cherry County Commissioners is a partisan race, meaning that because only Republicans have filed for the position, only registered Republicans will have this race on their ballot.  The sole winner of the Primary contest will advance to the fall.

As for the state legislature, the 43rd district has only 2 candidates, both of which will automatically advance to the general election in the fall.

One ballot initiative that has gotten a lot of attention in the last few months is the EPIC option consumption tax which will appear on the ballot this fall. 

More details on all these races as well as the EPIC ballot initiative will be covered here on KVSH radio in the coming weeks and months including a few possible debates and town halls.  Stay tuned to your live and local source for election coverage, Heart City Radio, KVSH.