Douglas County Election Commissioner releases voter turnout prediction

(Omaha, NE) -- The Douglas County Election Commissioner announces his voter turnout prediction for next week's midterm election.

Commissioner Brian Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2022 Statewide Gubernatorial General Election of 57% for Douglas County. A turnout of 57% would result in 204,716 votes cast. As of October 31st, 359,151 Douglas County residents were registered to vote, including 135,360 Democrats, 127,593 Republicans, 5,812 Libertarians, 1,372 Legal Marijuana NOW, and 89,014 Nonpartisans.

“Voters should be assured that elections in Douglas County and across Nebraska are safe and secure,” said Kruse. “I encourage voters to have their voices heard on everything from state and local offices to special issues.”

The voter turnouts for previous statewide gubernatorial general elections were 40.2% in 2010, 45.0% in 2014, and 57.7% in 2018. The Statewide Gubernatorial General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Voters may confirm their information, such as political districts and polling place, as well as view their sample ballot, by visiting the Commission's website and entering their house number and zip code in the “Find Your Voting Information” area.

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