Nebraska voters will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the May 15th Primary Election. The most populated county is Douglas and Election Commissioner Brian Kruse expects an average turnout.
Kruse says, “We are expecting about a 20-percent turnout tomorrow which is in line with past primaries. It is important for voters to remember it isn’t just individuals or candidates they are voting on tomorrow but there are bond issues. Over 80-percent of Douglas County voters will have a bond issue to vote on tomorrow.”
Those bonds include a multi-million bond issue for the Omaha Public School District that calls for funds to build five new schools and renovate several others. The city of Omaha also has several bond issues on the ballot. Both total in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Kruse says they are prepared for a much larger turnout and encourages voters to come out and have their voice be heard. Kruse says today is the last day for casting an early ballot and they expect to be busy in the Douglas County office. They will be open until 5 p.m. tonight. Polls officially open on Tuesday at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., EDT.