Voter safety is a top concern as polls open for the Lincoln City Primary Election

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln City Primary Election has arrived, with polling places set to open at 8 a.m. this Tuesday.

The race to become our next mayor has been historic.  Incumbent Leirion Gaylor Baird and challenger Suzanne Geist have each raised more than a million dollars.

Baird is a registered Democrat while Geist and Stan Parker are both registered Republicans.

Just this week, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office shared an interview with Election Commissioner Todd Wiltgen. They discussed his top concerns heading into Tuesday.

Wiltgen said, “For our upcoming elections, we have almost 170,000 people who are eligible to vote.  And they’re going to be able to vote in almost 178 precincts throughout the city.  So just making sure those sites are secure. There’s a lot of work that goes into that.”  He added, “Unfortunately in the past, there have been issues.  Not in Lancaster County but in other parts of the country where there has been intimidation.”

Voters will also choose between candidates for city council, the board of education and the airport authority on Tuesday.

Polling places are set to close at 8 p.m.

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