What Voters Need to Know for LPS All-Mail Special Election


Lincoln, Neb.-- All ballots for the Lincoln Public Schools All-mail special election were mailed out on Wednesday.

Voters can expect the ballots to arrive within 2 to 3 days.

There are several things Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively wants voters to keep in mind when they receive their ballots.

-Voters must sign the oath on the Ballot Identification Envelope in order for their ballot to be counted.

-Voters must place one First Class or "Forever" stamp on the return envelope when mailing the ballot back to the Election Office. Voters may also personally drop the ballot off to the election office during regular office hours. A drop box in front (north side) of the Election Office is available 24 hours a day.

-January 24th is the postmark deadline for voters to register to vote by mail or to register to vote when applying or renewing their driver's license at the DMV.

-January 31st is the deadline for voters to register to vote in persona at the Election Commissioner's office.

-Anyone who resides in the School District and will be 18 on or before November 4, 2014 is eligible to register to vote and vote in this election as long as they meet the voter registration deadlines.

-February 5th (4:00 p.m.) is the last day to request a ballot to be mailed to an address different than their current registered address. (Absentee or Early Voting).

-An automark vote marking device for disabled voters will be available in the Election Office through 5 p.m. on Election Day.

-February 11th (Election Day) 12 p.m. is the deadline for a replacement ballot.

-February 11th (Election Day) 5 p.m. is the deadline for all ballots to be returned to the Election Commissioner's office. Ballots received after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11th will not be counted.


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