Dulaney: Clerks supportive of reducing early voting days

Scotts Bluff County Clerk Vera Dulaney says county clerks across the state are supportive of a recommendation by Secretary of State John Gale to reduce the period for in-person early voting from 35 days to 25 days.

Meeting last week for the annual Nebraska Association of County Officials meeting, Dulaney said the clerks felt reducing the days will give election officials more time to finalize ballots and special voting equipment before early voting begins.

Dulaney admits with the rising popularity of early voting, reducing the time it can be done might make things a little more hectic in her office.

A Lincoln attorney appointed by Gale to oversee a hearing on the voting case made the recommendation. The voting complaint filed in October involves a visually impaired woman who was unable to vote in October because equipment wasn't ready.

Gale says his office will explore ``a remedy through the Legislature'' during the upcoming session.

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