It has been more than a week since Nebraskans cast ballots in the General Election but local and state commission offices remain hard at work with final counts.
Deputy Secretary of State of Elections Wayne Bena says the deadline is approaching.
Bena says, “All counties in Nebraska have until November 26th to certify their results to the state for all those races on the state level that the State Canvassing Board will certify on December 3rd. If on December 3rd, the State Canvassing Board certifies the election and any races that require an automatic recount by state law will occur on 9 a.m. on December 5th.”
Bena says Nebraska has never or will never see the problems taking place in Florida. He says if you look at the big picture, ballots in Nebraska were one or two pages compared to eight in Florida. Their population base is also much larger. He says most precincts in Nebraska have just one ballot box and that comes back on Election Day, opened and counted. Nebraskans can be assured that problems in Florida will not happen here due to the state’s protocol. He says the biggest problem in history occurred in Sarpy County when a person delivering the ballots had a flat tire. The ballots were a bit late to be delivered but they still had all the results on election night.