Election Commission to be open additional hours for early voting

The Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s Office will be open extra hours for early/absentee voting for the May 7th City General Election.

The Election Office, which is located at 601 North 46th Street, Lincoln, will be open during the following times:

Thursday, May 2nd – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3rd – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4th – 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 6th – 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is reminding voters who have requested an early vote ballot that the ballot must be returned to the election office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, May 7th.

Early vote ballots may not be returned to the voter's polling location.

If returning the early ballot by mail, Shively recommends that voters mail their ballots no later than Friday, May 3rd in order to allow time for the U.S. Postal Service to process the mail.

Early vote ballots can also be returned to the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s Office, 601 North 46th Street, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). In addition, ballots may be dropped off at the Ballot Drop Box located on the north side of the Election Office which is available twenty-four hours a day.

Anyone having any questions regarding early/absentee voting should call the Election Office at 402 441-7311.