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Things you need to know before you head to the polls to vote

Things you need to know before you head to poll and vote

OMAHA,Neb(FOX42KPTM)-It's a week away from primary elections. People are already heading to the polls to vote.

Douglas County Elections Commissioner, Brian Kruse, says early voting is the best way to go to avoid the line.

"They can come in and pick up a ballot and take it home with them," Kruse said. "It's like voting at their kitchen table."

This gives anyone the opportunity to study some of the bond issues on the ballot before dropping it in the drop box.

"That's just as important as the candidates are this year."

It also allows you to let go some of the stress when you're actually at the poll.

"When you're there, it's a little bit of pressure on you."

Kruse tells FOX 42 that you can even print your ballot from home. The website shows you the exact spot of your poll location. A picture of the site is also on there to make sure people are not going to the wrong place.

"That could help voters too, it shows where the handicap entrance is."

Jordan Fashing is a college student. On Tuesday, she voted early.

"I'm going to be out of town for the election, I wanted to make sure I voted."

Kruse says he is expecting a 20 percent turn out in Douglas County this year.

If you're unable to vote during the week, the election office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

There are about 220 poll locations. Polls will open at 8 a.m. Officials say make sure you're in line by 8 p.m.

If you have an early voting ballot, it has to be in the drop box by 8 p.m. as well. Postmarks do not count.

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