A Tuesday push to register voters resulted in 4,724 more Nebraskans and 4,738 more Iowans registered to vote.

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale noted in a statement that the increase is much higher than other recent National Voter Registration Days.

“Registering now is your starting block for the general election,” Gale said. “With a burst of speed, you can break the tape by voting early by-mail or in person at your county election office, or you can pace yourself for Election Day, November 6. Either way, you’ll be a voter and a winner in the world’s oldest democracy.”

According to Gale’s office, 2,095 of the new Nebraska voters are Democrats, 1,491 are Republicans, 195 are Libertarians and 943 did not list a partisan affiliation.

About 40 percent — 1,915 — of the new voters are in Douglas County.

Iowa election officials did not have a breakdown by political party.

Those who missed out on the holiday are in luck — Nebraskans can register to vote until Oct. 26 and Iowans can register on Election Day.

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