As was the case for the primary election, Nebraska will send early ballot applications for the general election to all registered voters whose counties haven’t already done so.
Douglas and Sarpy counties in the Omaha area have already sent out early ballot request forms.
Secretary of State Bob Evnen says the first ballots will be mailed on Sept. 28, but emphasizes there will still be in-person voting on Election Day.
Evnen says requesting an early ballot is a good option for voters who are concerned about going to the polls in November.
His decision has no effect on voters in Dawes County, where all elections have been strictly by mail-in ballot for several years and no request is needed.
. Dawes County voters don’t have mail the ballots back, though; they can drop them off at the County Clerk’s office or in the secure drop-box near the main East entrance to the courthouse.
The emphasis on mail-in voting and the sending of applications to all voters in the state led to a record number of mail-in ballots being cast in the May 12th primary – pushing voter turnout to its highest level in decades.