More Adams County residents are registered as independents than in 2008, mimicking a statewide trend.
Adams County Clerk and Election Commissioner Chris Lewis said she has seen many voters not claim a party when they register.
“There are a lot of people that are dissatisfied with both parties so they don’t want to claim affiliation with either one of them,” Lewis said. “They are disgusted with the way the parties are working with each other, which is not.”
As of Friday’s voter registration deadline, 3,097 voters are registered as nonpartisan, compared to 2,781 in the last presidential election in 2008. That’s an 11 percent increase. The Nebraska Secretary of State’s office showed a 16 percent increase in nonpartisan voters for the entire state.