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Decision 2020: Voting in Nebraska, here’s what you need to know

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NEBRASKA (KTIV) - Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen says ballot return rates are better than in previous years.

Evnen says across the state, they've received about 500,000 requests for early absentee ballots.

He is encouraging people who requested an absentee ballot to send it back in as soon as possible. Hsays, going to the polls on election night after requesting a ballot, will create difficulties.

The last day to register in-person, in Nebraska, is Friday, Oct. 23.

"I encourage Nebraskans to inform themselves about the candidates, inform themselves about the issues and go to the polls and exercise the franchise it's not just a right or duty it's also a pleasure to be able to live in a free society and be able to vote," said Evnen.

Voters in Dixon County, Nebraska, won't go to the polls on Nov. 3.
Dixon County is one of 11 counties in Nebraska that have mail-only elections.

The Dixon County Election Commissioner says people still have time to register to vote in Dixon County. The election commissioner says absentee ballots can still be requested. That deadline is Oct. 28.

The deadline to mail out an absentee ballot is this Friday, Oct. 23.
And if you are returning your absentee ballot in-person, you have until 8 p.m. on election night.

"Get your ballots in, we don't care if they are mailed or dropped off. That's the best voice for the people," said Cindy Purucker, Dixon County Election Commissioner.

The election commissioner says she's seen an uptick in voters this election.
She says her office has received more than 450 ballots, so far.

Click here to learn more about the resources available to Siouxland voters.

Xava Parra

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