‘Every legally cast vote will count,’ Secretary of State Evnen says ahead of Nebraska election

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With less than a month to go before the 2022 general election, one official is clarifying what early voting will look like in Nebraska.

Secretary of State Bob Evnen said 164,611 early ballots have been sent to Nebraska voters as of Monday. Once those ballots are returned and verified, they will be stored at a secure site until Nov. 7.

Election officials will begin the count that day, with results being posted after 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. Evnen said early results will comprise early ballots, particularly in Nebraska’s more populous counties.

“Ballot counts from the polls will come later in the evening,” Evnen said in a press release. “We anticipate that our unofficial results will be posted statewide by the end of the night. My message to Nebraskans is that we will maintain the integrity of our voting. Every legally cast vote will count.”

Evnen encourages all eligible citizens to vote on Nov. 8. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters are asked to make note that Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 6.

You can request an early ballot via mail, fax or email through Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. In-person requests will be honored through Nov. 7 at 5 p.m.

Early voting at local election offices begins Tuesday.

For more information on the status of an early ballot, where your polling location is and what your ballot looks like, you can visit the State of Nebraska’s website.

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