Voters asked to remember polling place changes on Election Day
OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Election Day is Tuesday, May 15th? Do you know where to find your polling place? It might not be the same as what you're used to. That's because there are a number of polling place changes that will impact voters in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
"Every election cycle we have to change some polling places," said Brian Kruse, the election commissioner for Douglas County.
In Douglas County, about one in ten polling places have changed for this primary.
"Certain polling places can do it for whatever reason. Sometimes, we move a polling place because it's more convenient for the voters."
For Kruse, the bottom line is simple. If you're used to showing up to vote at a particular place, you'll want to double check to make sure that's still your place.
"It just eliminates frustration for the voters."
If your polling place did in fact change, you should have received a yellow notification card. If you forgot about it or even misplaced it, election commissioners say you can always call their office to find your new polling place.
"We're more than happy to look that up for you," said Michelle Andahl, the election commissioner for Sarpy County.
In Sarpy County, polling place changes will impact about one in four voters. One of the bigger changes impacts school voting sites. There won't be any this time around. Andahl says it boiled down to two things.
"Partially safety, but than just convenience for the voters. We always want to be careful that the voters are not put in a place where they're held back from voting."
The deadline to vote is 8 P.M. Tuesday, May 15th. Both Kruse and Andahl suggest you vote as soon as you can. That way if you do have a moment of confusion, you'll have time to get back on track.
For more information about voting in Douglas County, click here: http://www.votedouglascounty.com/
For more information about voting in Sarpy County, click here: https://www.sarpy.com/offices/election-commission