LINCOLN – At least two polling places have been changed in advance of the primary election on May 13 due to storm damage, says Secretary of State John Gale. Gale said his office has been checking with election officials across the state, and will continue to do so throughout the day.
“The majority of voters will not be affected, obviously. However, we want to be sure that we get the word out today to those voters who will have their polling place changed due to Sunday’s storms,” said Gale.
The affected polling sites are in Cordova and Beaver Crossing, both in Seward County. County clerk Sherry Schweitzer says that voters who normally go to the Cordova location will need to go to the Utica Senior Center at 520 D Street in Utica on Tuesday. Voters who go to the Beaver Crossing polling place will go to Goehner Fire Hall at 1221 May Street in Goehner.
All other polling sites in Seward County remain the same.
In the town of Sutton, voting will be held at the Senior Community Center. That building, while not damaged, is without power. However, Clay County Clerk Deborah Karnatz said they will move a generator to the building, which will enable them to continue using it as a polling site on Election Day.
Meanwhile, in Scotts Bluff County, officials there are dealing with 10 inches of snow. County clerk Vera Dulaney said her precincts should be accessible come Tuesday.
“We appreciate the work of the county election officials to stay on top of the weather and to come up with alternative arrangements on short notice,” said Gale. “Certainly, if we hear from any other officials as to problems related to yesterday’s weather, we’ll be sure to keep voters informed.”