More and more Nebraskans are choosing the convenience of filling out a ballot in the comfort of their own homes. Two weeks into early voting, ballot requests statewide are up more than 50 percent from the 2010 primary. “Once people do it, they really like it,” said Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps. “And I think that number will just continue to keep growing.” Along with the growing popularity of early voting, election officials say campaigns and the state Democratic Party are sending mailers to encourage people to request early ballots.
… Secretary of State John Gale said about 8,000 Nebraskans have changed their party affiliation recently, with more than half registering as Republicans.
He said about 4,300 people have recently become Republicans, 2,000 have registered as nonpartisans, 1,300 as Democrats and the rest as Libertarians.
“I can speculate that having a strong Republican U.S. Senate race and a crowded field of Republican candidates vying for the gubernatorial race are strong influences,” said Gale, a Republican, in a press release. “But to what extent that’s a factor, it’s hard to know.”
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