Nebraska’s primary election next month could see strong turnout if most people who requested ballots by mail return them in time.
Secretary of State Bob Evnen told the Omaha World-Herald that 340,000 Nebraskans had requested mail-in ballots as of Friday.
Another 50,000 voters who live in rural counties where voting by mail is the only option will also receive mail-in ballots.
That total of 390,000 ballots is approaching Nebraska’s highest-turnout primary in 1972 when 413,015 people voted.
Nebraska voters can request mail-in ballots from their county election officials until May 1.
Polling places will still be open on May 12 for election day.