Politics & Elections
Thu April 5, 2012
Sarpy County to have 20 fewer polling places
Sarpy County voters will have fewer polling places in May.
Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says redistricting resulted in Sarpy County losing 20 polling places. Originally 71, the county now has 51 polling places and 52 precincts.
Bena says cards have been sent to voters with their new polling place information. He says the county also has a new polling place finder map on its website. “What this will allow people to do is to type in their address, and it’ll show you a map of where your house is to where your polling site is, and will give you driving directions as well.”
Bena says while his office has received some public comment on the polling place closures, it hasn’t caused the controversy found in other areas. He says voters who aren’t comfortable with a change in their polling place are being offered applications for early voting ballots.
Early voting begins Monday. Links to the early voting application and the polling place finder map are available at www.sarpy.com.