Some Omaha Polling Places To Reopen In The Fall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Election officials now plan to reopen some of the more than 160 polling places Douglas County officials closed, but they won't be able to do so in time for next month's primary.

State officials are expected to work with Douglas County
Election Commissioner Dave Phipps to decide which polling places to reopen for the general election.

Gov. Dave Heineman's spokeswoman Jen Rae Hein says Heineman will discuss the plan for the polling places during a news conference
call Monday morning.

Phipps' decision to close nearly half the polling places in his
Omaha-based county had been criticized by community groups
concerned the changes would make it difficult for the poorest
people to vote.

Phipps has said he closed polling places to save money and
because of changes in election laws.

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