Neb Sec Of State Promises “Safe, Sensible, Secure” Election Posted by John Axtell Date: November 02, 2020 123 Views Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen says while voters are concerned about the integrity of Tuesday’s election, officials across Nebraska are ready to make sure it’s safe, sensible and secure. Evnen, overseeing his first general election since winning office in 2018, says his message to Nebraskans is “we will maintain the integrity of our voting (and that) every legally cast vote will count.” Early ballots from 395,420 Nebraskan voters had already been received and accepted by county election officials as of last Monday. The polls will be open Tuesday from 7 am to 7 pm MT and Evnen emphasizes that all properly completed early ballots received by election officials in the appropriate county prior to the close of the polls will be counted. Once early ballot return envelopes are verified by county officials, the ballots themselves are stored securely until the day before the election, when by law, county officials can begin counting them but with no results released until the polls close. Despite the large number of ballots expected this year, Evnen says election officials anticipate unofficial results will be posted statewide by the end of election night.