JEFFERSON COUNTY, NE — In an election that saw nearly 1,600 ballots cast, voters made it clear who they want to stay in the office of Jefferson County Sheriff. 

Current Sheriff Nicholas Georgi received about 53 percent of the vote in the primary election Tuesday. Georgi got 843 votes, more than the other two candidates combined. 

Current Jefferson County Deputy Cody Barry finished in second with 382 votes while former Deputy Wilbur Young received 366 votes. 

There was also one write-in. 

Since all three candidates are Republican, and county sheriff is a partisan position in Nebraska, only Georgi will move on to the general election. 

He will run unopposed as there are no candidates for the office from any other party.