Nebraska Secretary of State John Gales says voters in 14 precincts of four Nebraska counties will no longer head to the polls on Election Day to vote. The precincts in Merrick, Hamilton, Dixon and Cedar counties have been converted to all-mail voting.
Registered voters in the precincts will be mailed ballots by first-class mail and will include stamped envelopes for the ballots to be returned. Nebraska law allows a county with fewer than 10,000 residents to conduct all elections by mail.
The state now has 58 all-mail precincts out of 1,400 precincts in the state. Gale says all-mail voting has proven to be a viable way to cut costs and reduce voter hardships in sparsely populated areas.