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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: September 21, 2018

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

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25th

LINCOLN -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is joining election officials from around the country in reminding citizens that Tuesday, September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Shively encourages voters who are not registered to vote or who have moved and need to update their voter registration to register to vote.

According to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, there are 242,210 residents of Lancaster County who are at least 18 years of age or older. Current voter registration for Lancaster County is 189,523. That represents 78.2 % of those over the age of 18.

In the 2016 Presidential Election, 138,236 Lancaster County voters cast ballots. That represents 59% of the eligible Lancaster County citizens that were age 18 or older at the time 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.

Voter registration deadlines for the November 6th General Election are quickly approaching. Voters have until Friday, October 19th to register to vote online, to have a mail-in registration post marked, or to register to vote in conjunction with obtaining a Nebraska Driver's License or State Identification Card.

Citizens may also register to vote in person at the Election Commissioner's Office, 601 North 46th Street, Lincoln, through Friday, October 26th. The election office is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26th.

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