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News Release

Election Commissioner
Date: February 25, 2011

For more information contact
David J. Shively at 441-7311

Election Commissioner Reminds Potential Candidates of Filing Deadlines for Lincoln City Elections

Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively reminded potential candidates that filing deadlines for the April 5th Lincoln City Primary Election are quickly approaching. Shively also reminded potential candidates that filing deadlines are different for the Lincoln Board of Education than they are for Lincoln Mayor, Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Airport Authority.

Candidates for Lincoln Board of Education, Districts 2, 4, and 6 must meet the following filing deadlines. The filing deadline for non-incumbent candidates for the Board of Education is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1st. The filing deadline for incumbent candidates for the Board of Education was February 15th.

Candidates for Lincoln Mayor, Lincoln City Council and for two seats on the Lincoln Airport Authority have until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4th to file. There is no incumbent filing deadline for Mayor, City Council and Airport Authority candidates.

Shively also reminded candidates filing for Mayor, City Council and Airport Authority that they must pay the appropriate filing fee to the Lincoln City Treasurer. Mayoral candidates are required to have petitions signed by at least 300 registered voters while City Council and Airport Authority candidates must have petitions signed by at least 150 registered voters.

Shively encourages those filing for Mayor, City Council and Airport Authority not to wait until the last minute to file as the petition signatures must be verified once they have been filed with his office.

All candidates file with the Lancaster County Election Commissioner. Petition forms and a packet of candidate information are available at the Election Commissioner's office which is located at 601 North 46th Street, Lincoln and is open week-days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information on filing procedures and qualifications, please call the Lancaster County Election Office at 441-7311 or visit the Election Commissioner's web site.

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