Jan 10, 2020 4:29 PM

Nebraska voters can soon request early primary ballots

Posted Jan 10, 2020 4:29 PM

Nebraska voters who want to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary election can request their ballot as early as next week.

The Nebraska secretary of state's office says Monday is the first day to request an early ballot for the May 12 election.

Secretary of State Bob Evnen says counties that receive requests for early ballots will maintain a list, and those ballots will be among the first ones mailed on April 6.

Evnen says some counties also maintain a permanent early voting list, which allows counties to contact voters who have indicated an ongoing preference to vote by mail.

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More info released on Box Butte Co. attorney cocaine case

AP - A western Nebraska attorney has been arrested and charge with a drug felony after investigators say he admitted to accepting cocaine as payment for providing legal services.

The Nebraska State Patrol says 52-year-old Jon Worthman, of Gering, was arrested Tuesday after an informant sold him about an ounce of cocaine. Investigators say after his arrest, Worthman admitted to sometimes accepting cocaine as payment for legal fees.

Worthman, who also serves as the elected public defender for Box Butte County, has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

Worthman has been freed on a $15,000 bond.