Omaha voter turnout on track to beat recent election

(Omaha, NE) – With just over a week to go until the April 6 primaries for Omaha’s city council and mayor’s office, the turnout is on track to beat the recent primaries.

Douglas County Election Commission’s Valerie Stoj tells KFAB News that over 11,000 early voting papers have been returned to her office.

29 candidates run in 7 city council districts, with the Democrats possibly receiving a veto-safe majority over Republican Mayor Jean Stothert.

The mayor’s race with five candidates is one of the most famous city elections in the country. Stothert is aiming for a third term. Four Democrats vie to compete with her.

The top two voters in each primary will vote in the general election on May 11th.

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