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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: October 10, 2016

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

Election Commissioner to Mail Polling Place
Cards for the November Election

Lincoln - As a reminder to voters for the upcoming Presidential Election, Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively has announced that polling place cards will be mailed to all voters in the county beginning on Monday, October 10th. The cards should arrive in the voter's mailboxes over the next week to ten days.

With low voter turnout for the Primary Election and an expected high voter turnout for the Presidential General Election, Shively wants to make sure everyone knows where they will vote on Election Day in case they have misplaced or lost their old card. Shively estimates that the November 8th General Election will generate between 40,000 and 50,000 voters who will either vote for the first time or who may not have voted since the 2008 or 2012 Presidential Elections.

Shively recommends that voters destroy any old polling place cards that they may have in their wallets, purses or at home and replace them with the new cards. Voters should review the card to make sure they understand where their polling place is located.

Voters are not required to present the polling place card when they cast their ballots but they do need to vote at the correct location. Retaining the new card as a reminder is important as Shively indicates that his office does not mail new cards out prior to every election.

The polling place card will list the various districts or sub-districts for State Legislature, City Council, County Board, School Board and other political entities in which the voter resides. Voters should review that information so they understand which races will be on their ballot.

Voters who regularly vote by mail should use the card as a reminder of the name of their precinct and the political subdivisions in which they reside. The card does not mean they can no longer vote by mail.

Voters with questions regarding the location of their polling place should contact the Election Commissioner's office at (402) 441-7311.

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