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      Ballots in the Mail for GI School Bond Election

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      Voting is underway for Grand Island's $70 million school bond. But this is an election unlike any other in Hall County history.

      Voters will not be going to the polls. Instead, those ballots have been put in the mail and should be arriving at homes across Grand Island.

      It's the first mail-in election in the city's history. Voters still fill in the little circle, but there are some additional steps.

      Committee member Dave Lofgreen explained, "If you don't sign the ballot, it voids the ballot when you mail it. All the things have to be right. Use #2 pencil and black ink pen, and sign it when you seal it."

      A stamp is not included. Ballots must be received by the election commissioner by September 9.

      Supporters say the bond would add space for a growing community and address safety concerns.

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