Republicans Expected to be Highest Primary Voters
Thirty percent of registered Nebraska voters are expected to vote in the primary on May 13. Secretary of State, John Gale, expects turnout to be strongest among Republicans, at around 44 percent. Gale expects around 20 percent of Democrats to vote and 12 percent of nonpartisan voters. Turnout among registered Libertarians should reach 20 percent. Gale bases his prediction, in part, on early voting. As of May 5, there were more than 54,000 requests for early voting ballots and 28,000 people had already voted either in person or by mail. Four years ago, there were 33,000 requests for early voting ballots. Mailed-in early voting ballots must be received at the county election office by the close of polls on Election Day. The same is true for any ballots that are hand-delivered. They must be returned to the county election office by the time polls close. Early voters may vote in person at the county election office up until the close of business on May 12.