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Cedar County has seen an increase in registered voters

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HARTINGTON — Cedar County residents are no different than the rest of the nation when it comes to this year’s election.

There has been a lot of interest here in the Nov. 3 election. Cedar County Clerk Dave Dowling said his office has seen an increase of 176 people registering to vote since last May’s Primary Election.

Dowling said the increase comes from a mixture of new, young, first-time voters, to people that have never registered to vote before.

As of 3 p.m., Monday, Cedar County had 5,759 registered voters. Nebraska residents have until 6 p.m., this Friday, to still register to vote at their County Clerk’s office.

In order to be counted in the election, ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s office by 8 p.m., election night.

Anyone wishing to file as a write-in candidate for this year’s General Election, has until 5 p.m., Friday, to file an affidavit with the Clerk’s office.

Dowling said so far there is one person seeking an elected office in Cedar County as a write-in candidate.

Kristen Tilley, Wynot, has filed for a four-year term on the Wynot School Board. Greg Hite and Kelly Wieseler had previously filed for seats on the board, but no one had filed for the third School Board opening until now.

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