Omaha metropolis officers are addressing potential voter fatigue within the upcoming metropolis elections
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – It wasn’t long ago that voters wrapped themselves around the Douglas County Election Commissioner to vote early in the presidential election. After a campaign season that seems to have lasted forever, and now that the upcoming elections in Omaha City are on the horizon, it appears to be around the clock for the people in the election commissioner’s office.
“I wouldn’t say it’s daunting, but it’s a little … ah … it can be a little overwhelming, maybe, but we are here to serve the voters and we love to do it,” said Douglas Count Commissioner Brian Kruse.
This long political season is not only difficult for election workers, but can also be exhausting for voters.
“It seems like an unstoppable cycle of action, maybe some of us political nerds enjoy it, but I think for the average person who I think has had enough of,” said CJ King, chairman of the county Democratic Party.
Voters here in Omaha will take a short break before having to think about politics again.
Omaha will hold a primary in April. Candidates for the mayor and all city council seats are elected. Some fear that voter fatigue will keep many voters at home.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said she was trying to resolve voter fatigue by trying to postpone the city elections to match the November elections.
“We had a charter session in 2013 when I first became mayor. That was one of the first recommendations I made to prevent the fatigue and loss of voters, so that they could be cheaper because of the cost of one independent city choices exist, “said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.
This proposal was not accepted. Omaha voters will continue to vote in town elections months after the president is elected.
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