As election day draws closer and a significant portion of the population gets ready to vote by mail, tens of thousands of people in Douglas County have already either requested their ballot or cast their vote.

In West Omaha and Douglas County’s western suburbs, represented by wards four through eight, people have sent in their votes multitudes higher than their eastern neighbors. That same trend appeared in the May primary, which smashed records for mail-in voter turnout. People can still request a mail-in ballots until Oct. 23. Ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2.  You can still register to vote until Oct. 16.


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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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