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News Release

Election Commissioner
Date: October 31, 2012

For more information contact
David J. Shively at (402) 441-7311

Election Commissioner Expects Record Number of
Voters to Cast Ballots for General Election

Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is projecting that a record number of Lancaster County voters will cast ballots for the 2012 General Election.

Shively is projecting that 129,000 of the 182,152 registered voters will cast ballots which would be a turnout percentage of 71%. In comparison to the 2008 General Election this would be an increase of nearly 400 voters.

Shively indicated that the 182,152 registered voters currently registered to vote in Lancaster County is also new record. This breaks the previous record from the 2008 General Election in which 178,982 voters were registered vote.

A comparison of the political party breakdown between the 2008 and 2012 General Elections is as follows:

  2012 2008
Republican 75,773 75,689
Democrat 66,902 68,496
Nonpartisan 38,887 32,789
Other 590 2,008
Total 182,152 178,982

Shively also indicated that his office will process a record number of Early Voter ballot requests for this election by exceeding the 30,497 requests that his office received for the 2008 General Election.

Anyone still interested in voting an Early Voter's Ballot may do so but they need to go directly to the Election Commissioner's office which is located at 601 North 46th Street, Lincoln. The office will be open the following dates and times through Monday, November 5th:

Thursday and Friday, November 1st and 2nd -- 7:30 a.m. -- 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 3rd -- 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Monday, November 5th -- 7:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.

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