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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: September 25, 2017

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

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 26th

LINCOLN -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is joining election officials from around the country in reminding citizens that Tuesday, September 26th is National Voter Registration Day. Shively encourages voters who are not registered to vote or who have moved and need to update their registration to register to vote on Tuesday.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 158 million American (just over 70%) are registered to vote out of the 224 million eligible citizens over age of 18. That means 66 million Americans are not registered.

In Lancaster County, 138,236 voters cast ballots in the 2016 Presidential Election. That represents 59% of the eligible Lancaster County citizens that are age 18 or older who cast ballots in that election.

Registering to vote is a simple process and election officials strive to make registering to vote as easy as possible.

Voters who have a Nebraska Driver's License or a State Identification Card may register to vote online at the following location: https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/.

Voters may register to vote when renewing or applying for a Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Card or when applying for benefits through a social service agency.

Individuals may register to vote through the mail. Mail-in registration forms are available at most post offices, banks, and libraries. A voter registration form is also available on the Election Commissioner's web site which may be downloaded, printed and mailed to the Election Commissioner's office. The web site address is: www.lancaster.ne.gov/election.

Citizens may also register to vote at the Election Commissioner's Office, 601 North 46th Street. The election office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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