Archive for Wednesday, February 19, 1997


February 19, 1997


Nearly 150 people have taken advantage of advanced voting for the Feb. 25 city commission and school board primary election.

The Douglas County clerk's office will offer two hours of advanced voting this weekend at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, according to Patty Jaimes, county clerk. It will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; and from 8 a.m. to noon Monday.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

Voter registration books will reopen Feb. 26.

To cast ballots in advance, registered voters have two options:

  • They can fill out an application at the clerk's office in the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts, and vote on the spot.
  • They can request that an application be mailed to them. They must return the completed form to the courthouse before they will be mailed a ballot. Completed mail-in ballots are due at the courthouse by 7 p.m. Election Day.

"They do need to allow enough time for several trips through the mail," Jaimes said of the mail-in option.

In the Feb. 25 primary election, voters will choose up to three of 14 school board candidates and up to three of 12 city commission candidates. Six school and six city candidates will advance to the April 1 general election.

"One of the things I'd really like to stress is that people voting in this primary read the instructions and understand that they can only vote for three or fewer," Jaimes said. "We throw out an awful lot of ballots. I certainly hate to throw out those who voted for six."

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