Nebraska Democrats will be able to vote via an absentee ballot in next month’s Nebraska Democratic caucuses.

Unlike their partisan brethren in Iowa, Democrats in Nebraska allow caucus-goers to participate in their caucuses early via an absentee ballot.

“Caucuses are very time specific, and we wanted to make sure people had an opportunity to participate,” said Maureen Monahan, a leader in the State Democratic Party who will be active in the Douglas County caucuses.

Democrats wishing to participate must go to the State Democratic Party’s website to download a form that will allow them to request an early absentee ballot. They must fill out the form and return it to the State Democratic Party by Feb. 24.

The party will then mail the absentee form to the caucus-goer, after determining whether or not they are eligible to vote. The form must then be returned to the State Democratic Party’s office by March 1.

Nebraska Democrats are holding their caucuses on March 5.

Only Democrats will be allowed to participate. However, Republicans and others will be able to change their party registration at the caucuses, but those requesting absentee ballots must be Democrats at the time of the request.

The address of the website to get the form is: nebraskacaucus2016.org/Absentee_Request.pdf.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1309, robynn.tysver@owh.com

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