Storms sweeping through Nebraska at the tail end of the weekend will have an effect on the primary election tomorrow.
Secretary of State John Gale says storm damage has caused Seward County election officials to move a couple of polling places.
“Fortunately, as large as the storm was and as violent as it was, the number of communities affected has been relatively small, at least in terms of the primary election,” Gales tells Nebraska Radio Network. “Some of the damage has been very extensive in those community areas, but it could have been far more disruptive than it was.”
A couple of polling sites will have to move due to storm damage in Seward County. County Clerk Sherry Schweitzer says voters who usually cast ballots at the Cordova location will shift to the Utica Senior Center. Votes who cast ballots at Beaver Crossing will go to the Goehner Fire Hall instead.
Voters in Sutton will be able to vote as usual at the Senior Community Center, despite the fact that the storm knocked out its power. Clay County Clerk Deborah Karnatz says a generator is being moved to the center to provide power.
Scotts Bluff County is dealing with a different issue: ten inches of snow. Nevertheless, County Clerk Vera Dulaney says all the county polling places should be accessible for the primary.
Gale says his office is checking with other county officials to determine if the storm affected any other polling places.