(Omaha, NE) -- With just over a week to go until the April 6 primary elections for Omaha's city council and mayoralty, turnout is on track to exceed recent primary elections.
Valerie Stoj with the Douglas County Election Commission tells KFAB News that over 11-thousand early voting ballots have been returned to their office.
29 candidates are running across 7 city council districts, with Democrats possibly gaining a veto-proof majority over Republican mayor Jean Stothert.
The five-candidate mayoral race is among one of the most high-profile city elections in the country. Stothert is seeking a third term, with four Democrats vying to compete with her.
The top two vote-getters in each primary will move onto the general election on May 11.