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High voter turnout expected in Omaha Metro

Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 15:31:59-04

Douglas and Sarpy County are both expecting a voter turnout much higher than previous years. 

In Douglas County, the election commission is predicting a turnout of 52 percent, up from 45 percent in 2014, 40 percent in 2010 and 49 percent in 2006. 

“With voter registration and early voting at all-time record high levels in Douglas County, it is clear voters are planning to have their voices heard in the mid-term elections,” election commissioner Brian Kruse said. 

In Sarpy County, voter turnout is expected to be 53 percent and the county has already seen record-breaking voter registration totals and early voting ballot requests.