With polls nearing closing time in Nebraska, residents from across the state took to their Twitter accounts to share what Election Day looked like for them.
One poll worker in Lincoln near 20th and South streets estimated their location’s voter turnout to be 89% just two hours before polls closed.
Working the polls – a little under 2 hrs to go – precinct 9E-1, assuming absentee ballots are mailed… we are sitting at approx 89%
— ⚜️sonotpopular⚜️ (@liz_anne2123) November 4, 2020
An Omaha resident found their neighbor starting a carpool heading to the polls. In another tweet, they wondered if unseasonably warm weather nudged more people to cast a ballot.
We decided to enjoy this unseasonable warmth when a neighbor popped his head around the corner & asked if we needed a ride to the polls. The whole neighborhood is a caravan. #Askaneighbor if they need a lift #Nebraska. Many elderly no longer drive.#Vote2020 #BidenHarris2020
— Tay Austin (@Jasamsdestiny) November 4, 2020
Younger Nebraskans, like these students from Grand Island Senior High, also contributed to Election Day by volunteering at their local polls.
— Grand Island Senior High (@GISH_Islanders) November 3, 2020
Voters discussed the ballot measures, like Nebraska Amendment 1, which removes slavery as a form of punishment for crime from the state constitution’s amendments.
Today,I voted for Nebraska to make slavery an illegal punishment for a crime in its state constitution.(it is certainly legal). Please don’t tell me that voting doesn’t matter. #govote
— Andrea Palmer (@andreajust_) November 3, 2020
Some Twitter users spent their time online sending positive thoughts to their favorite politicians.
Good luck tonight @DonJBacon !! I’m hoping our community rejects regressive ideas and sends you back to DC for Nebraska!
— Jake Williams (@JAW_of_Life) November 4, 2020
Others shared their anxieties about potentially tense post-election reactions.
Night of the election, I’m in Paxton Nebraska staying a a hotel run by a Pakistanian gentleman with confederate flags for sell in the lobby.. 🥴
— Misha the Shetland (@arsenicandlac3) November 4, 2020
Nebraska’s split electoral system gained national attention and inspired some, like this Twitter user originally from Norfolk, to watch Nebraska’s race more closely.
Love the idea that in a close race one suggested path to a Biden White House could hang on gaining a single Nebraska elector… Highly unlikely but would definitely make it worth staying up all night for #ElectionDay
— Graham Macleod DHSBPolitics (@MCDHSB) November 3, 2020
When the state’s projections flipped from partially blue to red, others celebrated.
— Tanya🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🐾🐾 (@tanya9275) November 4, 2020
And one candidate running for the Nebraska State Senate District 9 seat, Marque A. Snow, took a moment to honor the end of his campaign.
No matter what happens in the results tonight, WE WON!!! WE made it to the finish line; WE pushed Nebraska into history; WE ARE OMAHA! I ❤️💁🏾♂️ this city, my home! WILL YOU JOIN ME ON THIS JOURNEY TO ENSURE THE GOOD LIFE FOR ALL NEBRASKANS!!!! pic.twitter.com/CCjU8WGDyD
— Marque A. Snow (@MarqueASnow) November 4, 2020
A poll worker in the Omaha metro summed up her experience by focusing on the positives, the team she worked with and getting votes casted efficiently.
Look at how fast you can make your vote count tonight! I’m volunteering today at my Nebraska District 2 polling site. It’s a great team & we move the line FAST!! #ElectionDay2020 #Decision2020 #GetOutTheVote #BeAVoter #MakeItCount #justyouwait #democracy pic.twitter.com/8RYb5iPStu
— The World Is A Vampire (@reneekiernan) November 4, 2020