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(Neb)-Three Dawes County Precincts Begin Mail-Only Status With Primary  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 05/14/2018 11:18 AM
CHADRON - Tomorrow is primary election day in Nebraska with the polls open from 7:00 to 7:00 MT time, but not for voters in the 3 western-most precincts in Dawes County.  That's because all 3 were approved for mail-in only ballots this year.

      Dawes County Clerk Cheryl Feist says there are specific guidelines for a precinct to be mail-only and precincts 9, 10, and 11 met those requirements.

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Moving to all-mail status isn't automatic; Feist says she had to apply for it and be approved by Secretary of State John Gales.

     Feist says everyone in precincts 9,10, and 11 have had their ballots for about a month and needed only to fill them out and put them in the mailbox since they came with pre-paid postage return envelopes.

      There are only 3 contested local primary races in Dawes County - Crawford City Council South Ward and the Republican primaries for County Commissioner District 2 and County Treasurer

      A good way to find out more about contested statewide and legislative races is the League of Women Voters of Nebraska's on-line voters guide - VOTE411.org.  Its use by candidates is optional, so not all candidates may be listed.

     Voters are invited to log on at www.vote411.org  for election information specific to their address along with the candidates' data and position statements.

    The League of Women Voters is a non-governmental non-profit organization dedicated to educating voters with non-partisan information. It does not endorse candidates.


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