Polls Open for Omaha Primary
Omaha, NE - The first votes are in.
Today is the first day to vote in the April primary, in person or by mail.
The ballot includes the race for Omaha mayor, all seven seats on the Omaha City Council and the new nine-member Omaha Board of Education. The Nebraska Legislature downsized the school board last month and drew new boundaries for each sub-district. There are 39 candidates running for those nine seats.
Voters in line to vote today, want change. "I think there is plenty wrong with our country, local and national and if I don't vote, I don't have the right to complain," said Pete Botkin.
Paul Suhr is most interested in city government, "We've got to do something to solve the pension issues with the police and fire department."
By the end of the day, 85 votes were already in; almost 4,000 ballots have been mailed to voters who requested them.
The deadline to register to vote in the election is Friday.
In-person voter registration at the Election Commission office is the only option for voters to register for the first time, re-register at a new address, change political party affiliation, or make any other changes to their registrations.
For more information on voter registration, visit the Douglas County Election Commission website at www.votedouglascounty.com or call (402) 444-VOTE (8683).