The Douglas County Election Commission announced Monday that they will extend their office hours for early voters in Omaha.
The Election Commission office will now open their doors the Saturday before an election so Omahans can vote in person at the office.
Saturday office hours will begin April 1st, ahead of Omaha's April 4th primary. Voters can cast their ballots on the Saturday before an election from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says Saturday hours will accommodate many who couldn't come in during the work week. "Saturday hours were important to folks who worked the 8:30 to 5:00, or swing shifts. We decided, absolutely, that is something that we wanted to try."
Omaha's April 4th primary will have candidates for Mayor and all seven City Council spots. The top two candidates advance to the general election on May 9th.
Kruse says his office also has resources on their website for those living in areas annexed since the last mayoral election, giving residents the ability to check what district they live in and where to vote.
The website also offers the option of checking your early voting ballot, so if there were any issues with your ballot you can check and have it fixed before the election.
Early voting started Monday, if you'd like to vote early you can request a ballot or go to the Election Commission and vote in person.
Friday is the last day to register to vote, so if you'd like to cast a ballot in the primary, you must register in person at the Election Commission office.
For more information visit the Election commission's website here.