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Early voter, registration deadlines approaching


Early voter and voter registration deadlines are approaching. To vote in the Nebraska primary election on May 15, said Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, voters must be registered. Early voting started April 9.

“Any registered voter can vote early, either by mail or in person at county election offices,” he said.

Gale lists the following deadlines for the primary election:
• Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by April 27. Voter registrations close at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on April 27.
• In-person voter registration at county election offices ends at 6 p.m., May 4 – this includes registration changes as updating an address or changing party affiliation.
• Registered voters can make requests until 4 p.m. May 9 for early-voting ballots to be mailed. May 14 is the deadline for in-person early voting at county election offices. The close of polls on May 15 is the deadline for the return of early-voting ballots, including ballots returned by mail.

If you registered without a political party affiliation, you will receive the nonpartisan ballot at the primary election. In addition, nonpartisan voters may request a Republican or Democrat ballot for U.S. Senate and House races, or a full Libertarian ballot.

Anyone changing their address must also update their registration.

Anyone with questions can contact the Secretary of State’s office at 402-471-2555 or Thayer County Clerk’s office at 402-768-6126.

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