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Voting underway in Nebraska Primary

Posted at 11:42 AM, May 10, 2016
Voting is well underway in Tuesday's Nebraska Primary.
 
Election officials in both Douglas and Sarpy Counties are predicting voter turnout will be around 20 percent, There are roughly 13 contested legislative races in the area. The hottest race in the metro is the Republican 2nd Congressional district race between Chip Maxwell and Don Bacon for the right to face incumbent Democrat Brad Ashford. Voters at the polls say this year's primary requires every single vote. "Well your vote really does count because if you don't, some other party might get in" said Ralston voter Vivian Bowdish. Papillion voter Lucille Schram said "Just feel like it's my patriotic duty to vote. There really wasn't much to vote on." 
 
Some voters say they're frustrated with this year's ballot options, or lack of them. But those same voters say it gave them all the more reason to come to the polls for the primary, and the November general election.
 
Polls remain open until 8 p.m.