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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: November 1, 2018

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

Election Commissioner Expects Record Mid-term Turnout
County Has Highest Number of Registered Voters in History

Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is projecting that approximately 106,000 Lancaster County voters will cast ballots in the 2018 General Election on Tuesday, November 6th. This would be a turnout percentage of fifty-five percent of the voters registered in the county and a record turnout of voters for a mid-term election.

Shively indicated that the 191,995 citizens registered to vote would also be a record number in Lancaster County. It will break the previous record from the 2016 Presidential Election in which there were 189,380 registered voters.

A comparison of the political party breakdown between the 2014 to 2018 elections is as follows:

20142016 2018
Republican 76,18077,83777,438
Democrat 64,97668,71868,689
Libertarian 1,0492,0672,817
Nonpartisan 40,09540,75843,051
Total 182,300189,380191,995

Shively also indicated that his office will process a record number of early voter ballot requests for a mid-term election by far exceeding the 21,126 requests that his office received for the 2014 mid-term Election. As of Wednesday, October 31st, the election office has received over 34,000 requests for early voting ballots.

Voters with questions regarding the general election should contact the election office at (402) 441-7311.

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