Coronavirus Rules Don’t Affect Dawes County Voters; All Elections Already 100% Mail-In

CHADRON – While registered voters in much of Nebraska will have to make a special application to be mailed a ballot so they can vote early or vote by mail in the May 12 primary, that’s not the case in Dawes County because all election in the county are done exclusively with mail-out ballots.

County Clerk Cheryl Feist says the May ballots will automatically be sent without application to all Dawes County voters on April 22nd and should arrive within a day or two.

When filled in, the ballot can be returned in the prepaid envelop sent with it or returned to the drop box outside the east entrance of the courthouse in Chadron.

In the past, ballots could also be dropped off at the clerk’s office, but the courthouse is closed to the public under the coronavirus emergency and may well still be closed by the time the primary election rolls around.

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