Nebraska Attorney General

Employer / Organization


Next Election

May 14, 2022

Filing Window

Dec 01, 2021 - Mar 01, 2022


The Attorney General of Nebraska is the chief representative for legal matters of for the state of Nebraska. The attorney general is separated into the civil litigation bureau, criminal bureau, legal services bureau and the public protection bureau. The duties and authority of the office are derived from the state constitution, statutory enactments and common law. Some of the general duties of the office of the attorney general include: to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the State of Nebraska; to achieve a higher level of public safety and security by promoting vigorous prosecution of murderers, drug dealers, child abusers and other criminals; to promote stronger law enforcement and reform in criminal procedure and criminal law; provide skilled assistance to local prosecutors in highly technical or complex cases involving murder, illegal drugs and the prosecution of child sexual abuse; prevent and prosecute consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices, and protect Nebraskans from fraudulent business activities and scams through educational outreach; uphold and protect the civil rights of all Nebraskans; defend Nebraska's interests in disputes with other states over irrigation water and stream flows; provide professional legal representation in all civil proceedings on behalf of the state. The salary for this position is $95,000/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division. The required forms include a “Candidate Filing Form,” a filing fee and campaign finance and accountability forms. State Senate candidates are by law nonpartisan, therefore all candidates running for a State Senate position are considered nonpartisan candidates regardless of their party affiliation. For U.S. House of representative positions, independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petition signatures. 3) For State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates, filing forms for non-incumbent candidates are due March 1st of the election year (if March 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following business day). Independent U.S. House of Representative candidates must file their petitions with the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division by September 1st of the election year. State Senate and partisan U.S. House of Representative candidates will participate in the May primary which is held the second Tuesday after the first Monday in May. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division at (402) 471-2555 or visit the Nebraska Secretary of State Elections Division website:

Submit application to:
Nebraska Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE, 68509, US