Halfway through Primary Election Day, light voter turnout was the norm in North Platte.
Polls opened at 8 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.
At Calvary Baptist Church, the voting place for the First Precinct in North Platte, only 80 voters or so had cast ballots by 1 p.m., out of the 1,100 eligible voters in the precinct, according to poll workers.
A light voter turnout increases the likelihood that the margin of victory will be narrow, meaning every vote counts.
Lincoln County Election Clerk Becky Rossell said there were 1,359 early ballots cast as of Election Day. That is about 120 more ballots than were cast in the primary election four years ago. The popularity of mail-in ballots seems to be growing, but not by leaps and bounds.
Below are the polling places for each precinct in Lincoln County:
(If you are not sure of your precinct, you can look up your polling place HERE.)
City of North Platte
1st – Calvary Baptist Church, 900 East 2nd
2nd – Autumn Park Community Room, 900 East Philip
3rd – McKinley Education Center – South Door, F and Willow
4th – Holiday Inn Exp Conference Center – East Door, 300 Holiday Frontage Rd
5th – Methodist Church – North Door, 1600 West E Street
6th – Methodist Church – North Door, 1600 West E Street
7th – Grace Community Church – West Door, 1021 S Buffalo
8th – Messiah Lutheran Church – North Door, 2700 West A Street
9th – Messiah Lutheran Church – West Door, 2700 West A Street
10th – First Baptist Church – North Door, 100 McDonald Rd
12th – Courthouse – West Hall, 301 N. Jeffers
13th – Salvation Army, 1020 North Adams
15th – Berean Church, 202 West 8th Street
16th – Cleveland Senior Center, 900 East 10th Street
Rural Polling Places
Brady – Community Center
Hall – Hall School, 3199 N Studley Rd.
Hershey – Hershey Senior Center, 326 N Lincoln Ave.
Hinman – Lincoln County Fair Grounds, Agricultural Building
Maxwell – Village Hall
Medicine – Village Hall, Wellfleet
Osgood – Valley Christian Church, 2001 W State Farm Rd.
Sellers – Lake Maloney School, 848 E Correction Line Rd
Sutherland, Methodist Church, Sutherland
Wallace – Legion Post