BEATRICE – A local election official is expecting a healthy turnout of voters in this November 6th election, even though it is a non-Presidential election year.
Gage County Clerk and Election Commissioner Dawn Hill says as of Thursday, 3,437 early voting ballots had been requested in the county.
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Races for Governor, House and Senate, State Legislature, and the Medicaid ballot question are among the key points of interest. Then, there’s the enthusiasm among political parties in a tense national political climate.
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A voter registration deadline is coming up, Friday, at six p.m. Hill says that’s the deadline for in-person voter registration or to make any necessary changes to a registration.
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Friday is also the last day to receive an application for early voting ballots to be mailed to a specific address.
In Gage County, 14,275 persons were registered to vote, as of Thursday.
Registered Republicans number 7,406….Democrats, 3,813….non-partisan registrations total 2,907….and Libertarians, 149.