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    Nebraska to send early ballot application to all voters

    August 19, 2020 GMT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will send early ballot applications to all registered voters whose counties haven’t already done so, the state’s top election official said Wednesday.

    Secretary of State Bob Evnen said the first ballots will be mailed on Sept. 28. State officials took similar steps for Nebraska’s May 12 primary, which led to record absentee turnout in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Evnen said Nebraska will also offer in-person voting on Election Day, as it did during the primary.

    “For voters who have concerns about voting at the polls in November, an early ballot request for a mail-in ballot is a good option,” Evnen, a Republican, said in a statement. “Anyone who wishes to vote early should request their ballot as soon as possible.”

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    Douglas and Sarpy counties in the Omaha area have already sent early ballot request forms ahead of the elections.