LINCOLN – As the May 12 Primary approaches in Nebraska, state officials are reminding voters who have not turned in their ballot that there’ll be changes for in-person voting.
According to a release from Secretary of State Robert Evnen, polls will be open for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 12 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (CDT) and 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (MDT).
Make sure to check you voter registration and polling place before you head out to vote. Voter registration and location of your polling place by contacting your county election office or logging onto https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/. If you voted early by mail, or have to complete a provisional ballot on Election Day, you can go to the same website to check the status of your ballot.
For those who have moved within the county, but have not updated your voter registration, you can still vote. If the precincts are the same in your county, you will need to go to your new precinct in order to obtain a provisional ballot.
For residents who live inside the four wards in the City of Wayne, everyone will be voting at the District I County Shed in Wayne located at 515 Thorman Street (south of the Wayne Vet Clinic). The large building will be set up with election boards in four corners with the center area made for in-person voting. Handicap parking will also be available on south side of the parking lot as the room will be set up giving voters plenty of information on which direction to go.
Before entering the polling place, make an effort to become informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Sample ballots are printed in the newspapers and posted on county websites.
Campaign items such as buttons, stickers and T-shirts are not allowed in a polling place and it is also illegal to campaign within 200 feet of a polling site. Campaign signs can be installed on private property within 200 feet of a polling site, provided that the property does not include where the polling place is located.
Other advice state officials are providing to protect the voters and poll workers include a mask will be available for you if you do not have one; a black pen to mark your ballot will be given to you to keep; voting booths and ballot sleeves will be wiped down after each voter is finished voting; make sure to maintain proper distance of six feet away from others; respect your poll workers; be patient as many poll workers are new this year and be sure to thank your poll worker for their service.
Make sure to listen to Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and view local results from northeast Nebraska on waynedailynews.com. Unofficial results for statewide races will be posted and refreshed starting at 8:00 p.m. (CDT) and 7:00 p.m. (MDT) on the Secretary of State’s website https://sos.nebraska.gov/