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Morrill County to pursue mailing ballots for the general election | KRVN Radio

Morrill County to pursue mailing ballots for the general election

Morrill County to pursue mailing ballots for the general election

Morrill County may soon be joining Garden County in mailing ballots throughout the county instead of going to the polls.

Morrill County Clerk Kathy Brandt says she is pursuing all-mail ballots countywide for the general election. Brandt says it is cost-effective and voter turnouts have been much higher in the precincts where ballots have been distributed through the mail.

Brandt says, “Usually we have 70 to 80% turnout in those precincts. This time it was lower but we also had a lot of undeliverable mail. My larger precinct is Broadwater and about a third of  those people had moved. So that is how we also cleanup our election files. ”

Brandt says the system she has for all-mail ballots also eliminates any possibility of fraud or someone knowing how you voted.

Garden County was the first in Nebraska to conduct a countywide all-mail election after receiving approval from the
Secretary of State this year.

More than 58 percent of Garden county’s voters cast a ballot in the May 15 primary election, compared to statewide voter turnout of about 24 percent.

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