Douglas County Election Commissioner Sees Uptick In Voter Registration

Douglas County has a record number of registered voters ahead of the 2018 midterm election. For the first time ever, there are more than 350,000 voters eligible to go the polls in November.

The deadline to register to vote online, through the mail or at other locations such as libraries, DMV offices or state agencies is Friday, October 19th but officials tell us there is still one way you can register to vote after that deadline.

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse tells 6 News, “Voters still have an additional week, next week, through the 26th of October, to come and do voter registration in person in our office.”

Election officials also say early voting is brisk with more than 60,000 requests for early ballots by mail. An additional 3,500 ballots have been handed out in person at the Election Commissioner’s office.

“It does seem interesting and little surprising that there is such an uptick in a midterm election,” Kruse said, “but as we well know there’s some great races going on in Douglas County and in the Second Congressional District, as well as what’s going on nationally.”

The Election Commissioner’s office is located at 225 North 115th Street. If you have questions you can call the Commissioner’s office at (402) 444-VOTE.

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