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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: November 2, 2016

For more information contact
Dave J. Shively
(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 2016 General Election.

Shively is projecting that 132,500 of the 189,380 registered voters will cast ballots which would be a turnout percentage of 70%. In comparison to the 2012 General Election this would be an increase of nearly 3,500 voters.

Shively indicated that the 189,380 voters currently registered to vote in Lancaster County is a new record. This breaks the previous record from the 2012 General Election in which 182,152 voters were registered vote.

A comparison of the political party breakdown between the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Presidential General Elections is as follows:

2016 2012 2008
Republican 77,837 75,773 75,689
Democrat 68,718 66,902 68,496
Libertarian 2,067 579 102
Nonpartisan 40,758 38,887 32,789
Other 0 11 1,906
Total 189,380 182,152 178,982

Shively also indicated that his office will process a record number of Early Voter ballot requests for this election by exceeding the 33,394 requests that his office received for the 2012 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 7th:

  • Thursday, November 3rd through Friday, November 4th -- 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5th -- 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 7th -- 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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