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Evnen Insists Polls Will Be Open For General Election; Warns Against Giving Away Ballots

Oct 1, 2020

Polls across Nebraska will be open as usual for the November 3rd General Election, even with a high number of people voting early. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen says COVID-19 protections and precautions used in the state's primary election will again be in place for the general election. He says as more is known about COVID-19, he expects the percentage of those going to the polls in November to be higher than in the primary. Evnen also urged voters not to give their ballot to an unfamiliar third party who promises to turn it in on their behalf. Along with Gov. Pete Ricketts, the Secretary of State warns that state law doesn’t protect people who surrender their ballot to a third party, even if the recipient throws it away. Ricketts and Evnen, both Republicans, say they don’t know of any cases of abuse in Nebraska, but they pointed to recent claims of ballot harvesting in a U.S. House race in Minnesota.