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So what are voters thinking as they go to the polls Tuesday? It's not a big surprise that the Presidential race is in the forefront in most voter's decision to vote Tuesday. But local and state issues also played their parts in attracting voters to the polls.
"The presidential election."
"It was the presidential election, definitely."
"Obviously, the presidential."
No matter whom they chose, Tri-city voters agree the presidential election was the biggest draw to the polls this year with the U.S. Senate race coming in as a close second
"I do feel that there is some urgency to have a very skilled legislator in Washington from Nebraska."
The ad battling race definitely making an impact on voters.
"Mainly just because some of the some of the ads on TV turned you on or off to certain people or things like that," said Adams County voter Ben Veilleux.
"All the commercials that you see on TV were about what was bad about the other candidates and not necessarily what they were going to bring to the table," said Hall County voter Matthew Farrar.
And even though it's no battleground state, most voters News 5 talked with said, both in the presidential and U.S. Senate race, they feel like their vote matters more this election cycle.
"It really feels like every vote counts this year. They seem to be very close elections and I feel like maybe my vote will make a difference for a change."
"It always matters, but I think the overall vote for everybody is going to matter more this election," said Hall County voter Brian Cook.
Other issues voters told News 5 that drove them to the polls: the Grand Island economic development measure, senator term and pay changes, hunting as a constitutional right, and other economic and military issues.
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