BEATRICE – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale, overseeing his final Nebraska election, today predicted a 56% voter turnout, in next Tuesday’s General Election. Gale said Nebraska has set a record of nearly 1.22 million voters registered.
Gale spoke before a Beatrice Rotary Club Lunch audience on Thursday.
:33 “that we have”
Gale said there are significant races and issues to decide….and he urged voters not to get complacent. More than 70,000 early ballots issued had not been returned, as of Thursday, out of a total of some 213,000.
Gale says issues or races at all levels can generate interest for an election.
:43 “in the turnout”
Voter identification is an issue that’s been debated by the candidates who are seeking to become Secretary of State, as Gale leaves office. He says Nebraska already has a variation of voter I.D., for those who register to vote for the first time by mail…and for early voting.
:29 “want to go”
Elections are about twenty percent of the Secretary of State’s duties, but Gale says they are probably the most visible part of the office.
:07 “enjoy Nebraska”
Once the polls close on election day, the Secretary of State’s website will have unofficial results posted, at