County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicts a voter turnout of 35 percent for Douglas County in the 2022 Statewide Governor's Primary Election next Tuesday.
He says a turnout of 35 percent would result in 125,218 votes cast.
The commission says as of Tuesday, 357,765 Douglas County residents were registered to vote, including 135,319 Democrats, 127,102 Republicans, 5,857 Libertarians, 803 Legal Marijuana NOW, and 88,684 Nonpartisan.
“This election cycle has piqued the interest of voters in Douglas County,” said Kruse. “We may very well have a record turnout for a Gubernatorial Primary Election.”
The voter turnouts for previous statewide gubernatorial primary elections were 27.6 percent in 2006, 12.0 percent in 2010, 20.6 percent in 2014, and 20.9 percent in 2018.
Kruse says a record number of early voting ballots were mailed to Douglas County voters for this election.
The 84,948 ballots are the most ever mailed in Douglas County for a Governor's Primary Election.
All early voting ballots must be received by the Douglas County Election Commission, either at its office or at one of the drop box locations, by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022.
At this time, voters are discouraged from returning ballots through the U.S. Postal Service due to extended processing times.
Voters are encouraged to return their ballots as soon as they feel comfortable making their choices.
Kruse encourages voters to return their ballots this weekend to one of the official drop boxes if they are ready to do so.
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