Interest in the General Election next month has sparked a big jump in voter registration in Douglas County. Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says the number of registered voters is a record breaker.
Kruse says, “We are at an all-time record high of registered voters. We are actually over 355,000 registered voters. The more people that register to vote, the more people have the opportunity to have their voice heard on Election Day.”
Kruse says voter registrations started picking up in the last six to eight months. He says the national, state and local races are sparking a lot of interest as well as the issue of Medicaid expansion.
Kruse says they have had over 60,000 requests for early ballots and about 30% of those have been returned. Historically, voter turnout in Douglas County for a mid-term General Election is around the 45% range. Kruse is confident in saying they will meet or exceed that percentage on November 6th.
The last day to register is October 26th and that must be done in person at the Election Commission office. That is also the final day to request an early ballot by mail.