Storm Damage Prompts Changes in Some Seward County Polling Places


Storms ripped across portions of south central and eastern Nebraska Sunday causing some heavy damage to a few communities, such as Cordova and Beaver Crossing.

Due to the damage, the polling places in those towns have been moved for the May 13 primary election.

Seward County clerk Sherry Schweitzer says that voters who normally go to the Cordova location will need to go to the Utica Senior Center at 520 D Street in Utica on Tuesday. Voters who go to the Beaver Crossing polling place will go to Goehner Fire Hall at 1221 May Street in Goehner.

Secretary of State John Gale says his office has been checking with election officials across the state about other possible changes. All other polling sites in Seward County remain the same.

“The majority of voters will not be affected, obviously. However, we want to be sure that we get the word out today to those voters who will have their polling place changed due to Sunday’s storms,” said Gale.

In the town of Sutton, which was severely impacted by a tornado, voting will be held at the Senior Community Center. That building, while not damaged, is without power. However, Clay County Clerk Deborah Karnatz said they will move a generator to the building, which will enable them to continue using it as a polling site on election day.