Gale to make Scottsbluff appeance this afternoon

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale will be in Scottsbluff today at 3 p.m. at the Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce Board Room to announce his intention to run for re-election.

Gale, a Republican, has served in the position since 2000 after his appointment and election to three terms.

During his initial appearance in Lincoln on the nine city tour of the state, Gale pushed for a change in state law that would allow expansion of mail-in voting in smaller precincts throughout the state. Current state law only lets counties do so if their populations are less than 10,000 but counties that have adopted the practice have seen significant increases in voter participation.
Nebraska has 58 all-mail precincts out of 1,400 statewide. Registered voters in those precincts are sent ballots by first-class mail, along with stamped return envelopes.

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