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Primary Election is a long day for volunteers

Miller unseats Olson in unofficial results


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Bonnie Schilz feeds Cheyenne County's model 650 ballot counter, or "Bertha," ballots for this year's primary election. Voting for the primary closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Election workers trickled into the Cheyenne County Courthouse in Sidney Tuesday night carrying large silver lock boxes with ballots inside for the statewide primary election day. With polls open for 12 straight hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., it made for a long day for everyone.

Ann Schaaf has been been a volunteer during county elections for more than 25 years.

"It's a privilege and an honor and I love it," Schaaf said.

Early voting began on April 11, with in-person voting and ballot pickup at the county clerk's office in the county courthouse. On election day, May 10, voting was moved to...

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