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Lots of Elections Uncontested in Buffalo County

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The deadline to sign up for the upcoming elections was this past Tuesday.  Across the state there lots of positions that are leaving candidates to run opposed.

Kearney City Council Member Randy Buschkoetter is one of the few incumbents who have a challenger in the upcoming election.  He thinks with a lot of uncontested races,  people like the way things are going.

"If people were very unhappy with their government they would certainly be more likely to run and to resist what the government is doing," said Buschkoetter.

More than ten races in Buffalo County are uncontested. University Nebraska-Kearney Professor Claude Louishomme believes the community gains more knowledge in races when there are multiple candidates campaigning for votes.

"When you have two or more strong candidates who are advancing different ideas, you get a lot more attention you help citizens understand," said Louishomme.

Louishomme adds voter turnout is always down in off year elections. 

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