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Polling place changes in Sarpy, Douglas Counties

Posted at 10:36 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 08:22:27-04

The primary elections are Tuesday and there have been 13 poll location changes in Sarpy County and a few in Douglas County.

Sarpy County decided to take polling places out of all of its schools as an initiative to keep students safe while learning.

The county sent people who used to vote at schools slips in the mail informing them of their new voting places.

Those changes were put in place for security reasons to keep students safe while in school, but also make it easier for voters to get in and out.

Poll workers are preparing for Tuesday's primary election rush.

"22 percent is what we are predicting for voter turn out," said Michelle Andahl.

"We are expecting about a 20 percent turnout here in Douglas County," said Brian Kruse.

In Sarpy County, polling places for at least 30 thousand registered voters have changed in an effort to make schools safer.

"On any given day, any parent has to show up and ring a bell even to get into their own child's school,  and on Election Day many of those protocols are put aside." said Andahl.

You can see the updated polling place locations for Sarpy County here and Douglas County here