Only a few days remain to register to vote in May 10 primary

Monday is the last day for Nebraskans to register to vote in the May 10 statewide primary election.Voters must register in person at their county’s election commission office, where they can register for the first time, change their address or party affiliation, or make any other changes. Typically, the deadline for registration is the second Friday before the election, which would be this Friday. However, Arbor Day falls on that date this year, so aspiring voters will get one additional day, said Brian W. Kruse, Douglas County election commissioner. [Read more: A guide to the candidates and issues of the 2016 election] The election offices for both Douglas and Sarpy County will have extended hours Monday: Douglas from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sarpy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Newly registered voters receive an information card that indicates their correct polling location. If you do not remember where to vote, you can call your county’s election office or get the information from its website, which should have a polling place locator that uses your home address. If you end up in the wrong polling place, a worker can direct you to the right one. Residents must vote at the correct site because each precinct receives a different ballot. The Douglas County election office is at 225 N. 115th St. in Omaha. The Sarpy office is at 501 Olson Dr., Suite 4, in Papillion. For more information, Douglas County residents can visit or call 402-444-8683. Sarpy residents can visit or call 402-593-2167.

By Reece Ristau / World-Herald staff writer Contact the writer: 402-444-1304,

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