Election Deadlines Approach, Several Ways To Vote For Residents Of Wayne County

WAYNE – As a deadline approaches for requesting an early ballot, those wanting to vote in-person in Wayne County will be doing the same as in the Primary at the County Shed.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3 and there are several options in voting ahead.

Deb Finn is the election commissioner in Wayne County and the county clerk. Finn said she could always use some more help.

“If we have someone who is willing to volunteer to work a part schedule,” said Finn. “Meaning if you’re willing to work for six hours instead of the long day I’d be willing to work with you on that.”

The minimum age requirement to be a poll worker is 16 years old as a full day is working from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Nebraska voters received early ballot request applications. The first ballots were mailed out on September 28 as the deadline to request an early ballot to be mailed out is Friday, October 23.

Those who are living in the City of Wayne can vote in the lobby of the courthouse now through Monday, November 2 until 5 p.m. Individuals who live in rural Wayne County are considered by mail as ballots were put in the mail on October 14.

There is a drop-box located on the northside of the Wayne County Courthouse. The courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. as the locked drop-box, with security cameras, is checked hourly during business hours. The deadline to submit your ballot in the drop-box is 8 p.m. election night (November 3).

Just like in the Nebraska Primary, residents in the City of Wayne will be able to vote in-person at the District 1 County Shop (Wayne County Shed) located at 515 Thorman St. which is just south of the Wayne Vet Clinic on November 3. Finn added there’s plenty of parking.

“It works really well to be able to spread the people out and let everyone have plenty of space,” Finn added. “It also allows everyone to move from one station to the next if they happen to have gone to the wrong ward.”
The poll is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Finn also mentioned she has no concerns about the security of voting in Wayne County.

“I have really been pleased with the way things have gone,” Finn mentioned. “The way it has been in the past, our postal service here has proven to go above and beyond to make things work and to make sure that everything has gone smoothly.”

For those returning their early ballot by mail, the USPS is recommending they be placed in the mail by October 27.

Contact the county clerk’s office at 402-375-2288 with any questions.