More than 120,000 Nebraskans have already voted in primary


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – More than 200,000 Nebraskans have requested an early ballot for the primary election on Tuesday, Secretary of State Bob Evnen says.

The 227,679 ballots requested is a 280% increase from 2014, the last time when there was an open race for governor, when only 59,958 voted early in the primary.

During the 2020 primary, in the early part of the pandemic, 383,542 people voted early, according to state records.

“Most Nebraskans continue to prefer going to the polls but many Nebraska voters across the state have requested early voting ballots,” Evnen said.

Those ballots must be returned to county election offices before the polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m.

As of Friday, 122,679 ballots have been returned.

People who are not voting early can go to their designated polling places starting at 8 a.m.

To learn more about the 2022 primary ballots, check out Channel 8’s Republican and Democratic voter guides.

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