Nebraskans vote today, ending a long political season as they vote for president, United States Senator, members of Congress and the legislature, other elective offices as well as four constitutional amendments.
Deputy Secretary of State Neal Erickson says traffic at precincts seems to be strong.
Interest in the election began last night, according to Erickson, as the Secretary of State’s office fielded numerous calls about polling places and various other election questions. Traffic became so heavy on the Secretary of State website that it crashed. Erickson says it has been fixed and should be ready to handle heavy traffic tonight.
It all adds up to a lot of interest in 2012.
“There does seem to be a high level of interest in this election and I’m very glad the people are making use of the tools that are out there to locate their polling place and making sure they’re properly registered,” Erickson says.
Weather has been excellent in Nebraska today. Harvest has been nearly completed. Interest seems to be high.
Erickson says it seems Nebraskans are engaged in this election.
“This year, yes I would say they are,” Erickson says. “Presidential elections, there tends to be a lot more interest than there sometimes seems to be in non-presidential cycles.”
The Secretary of State has predicted that 71% of the state’s registered voters will cast ballots in this election.
Polls close this evening at 8pm Central Time, 7pm Mountain.