Thayer County’s first all mail election will be held on May 12 for the Chester bond issue.
All mail elections cannot be used for candidate issues but can be used for bond issues.
According to Marie Rauner, the Thayer County clerk, all mail elections are a growing trend in Nebraska.
“It’s usually a higher voter turn out,” said Rauner. “The costs are comparable or lower than having polls and poll workers.”
Ballots will be mailed out April 24 and will need to be returned by May 12 by 5 p.m.
Ballots can also be personally brought in. Voters are allowed to bring in their own ballot as well as the ballots for two other people.
“We will be putting up the drop box again,” said Rauner.
Signatures will be compared to signatures on file to help prevent fraud.
Ballots will be put in a locked ballot box until the polls close.
The total cost will be figured after the election.
The final date to register to vote is May 1 until 6 p.m.
All regular notices will be posted for the election.