Nebraska 2020 primary election still on for May 12

Additional protections will be put in place to assure the safety of polling places and workers. 

Secretary of State Bob Evnen and Governor Pete Ricketts announced Thursday that Nebraska’s 2020 statewide primary election will take place May 12 as originally scheduled.

Evnen said Nebraska is a ‘no excuse’ early ballot request state, meaning people don’t need to have a reason to request an early ballot.

 “Early mail-in ballot request applications are being sent to Nebraska voters by county election officials or by my office,” Evnen said.  “The application can be filled out and returned to county elections by fax, email, or regular mail”

May 1 is the last day to request a mail-in ballot.

Voters can return ballots by mail or by placing it in the secure ballot drop box outside the offices of every county.

Ricketts and Evnen said additional protections will be put in place to assure the safety of polling places and workers.

Officials have purchased polling site kits for every precinct in the state. The kits include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, gloves and masks for every poll worker.
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In the coming days, county election officials will be recruiting poll workers. They are looking for people who are not at risk to step in to help their communities in this election, Evnen said.

Poll workers will receive training either by virtual means or in a safe environment.

If interested in serving as a poll worker call your local county election official. Contact information for County Election Officials is listed on the Secretary of State website under elections, click on County Officials for a list or visit the website at

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