Election officials now plan to reinstate some of the 86 polling places Douglas County officials eliminated, but not in time for next month's primary.
Governor Dave Heineman said Monday that state law won't allow for any changes until after the primary. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps plans to meet with voters and work with Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale to decide which polling places to reopen for the general election.
Phipps' decision to eliminated nearly one-third of the polling places in his Omaha-based county had been criticized by community groups concerned the changes would make it difficult for the poorest people to vote.
Phipps has said he consolidated polling places to save money and because of changes in election laws.