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2018 News Releases

News Releases from the County

October

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 10/10

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at several sites on Saturday, October 13th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 6, 2018, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

  • Infrastructure Task Force Final Report — 10/4

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners has created a task force to address the ongoing infrastructure needs of the County including roads, bridges, infrastructure maintenance and long-term planning.

    We have just release out Final Report (dated 9-18-2018)

September

  • National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25th — 9/21

    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.

July

  • Sanitary Improvement Districts Filing Deadline Nears — 7/18

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is reminding residents that the filing deadline for candidates for the Board of Trustees of Lancaster County's four Sanitary Improvement Districts (SIDs) is Monday, July 23, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

  • Filing Deadlines for Village Boards of Trustees and ESU Nears — 7/6

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is reminding potential candidates that the incumbent filing deadline for offices not on the May primary ballot is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018. The deadline for non-incumbents is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. A person is considered an incumbent if he/she is a current officeholder of any elected office and would like to file for the same office or a different office.

June

  • Property Valuation Protests — 6/1
    Lancaster County Clerk Dan Nolte is reminding citizens that they have until Monday, July 2nd to protest the valuation of their property.

May

  • Primary Election - May 15 — 5/15

    The Nebraska State Primary Election is TODAY. Polls are open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm If you have an absentee ballot in your possession, it MUST be brought back to the Election Office by 8:00 pm (you can drop it off in the drop box outside of our building). Thank you for voting!

    Primary Election Results will be released at approximately 8:00 pm tonight on our website.

  • Election Precinct 1B - Indian Center — 5/15

    The Election Commissioner has received a few calls from voters in Precinct 1B which votes at the Indian Center, 1100 Military Road.

    Road construction west of Indian Center is causing some confusion for voters who cannot get to the Indian Center from the west.

  • Election Commission to be Open Additional Hours — 5/10

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's Office will be open extra hours for early voting for the May 15th Primary Election.

  • Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, May 4th for Primary Election — 5/1

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today reminded voters that the last day to register to vote for the May 15th Primary Election is Friday, May 4th. Voters must now register to vote in person. The date to register online or to have a mail-in voter registration application form postmarked was Monday, April 30th.

April

  • Election Commissioner Announces More Voter Registration Sites — 4/24

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at several sites on Saturday, April 28th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 6, 2018, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 4/16

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at several sites from Tuesday, April 17th through Thursday, April 26th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 6, 2018, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the following times and locations:

March

  • Infrastructure Task Force, Kick-Off Meeting set for April 5th — 3/30

    Lincoln, NE - March 30, 2018 - The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners has created a task force to help address the County's infrastructure needs. The task force, made up of various community members and stakeholders will hold its first meeting on April 5, 2018.

  • Polling Place Changes — 3/29

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that there will be changes to a few precinct boundaries and to the polling locations for several precincts effective for the upcoming State Primary and General Elections. Continual growth in Lancaster County and a large number of annexations to the City of Lincoln have caused the Election Commissioner to make changes and adjustments.

  • County Employees Invited To Workout At New Aging Partners 9th And "J" Street Fit — 3/15

    You may have noticed a new tenant in the 9th and J Street Building to the west of the County-City Building. The Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center opened their new facility on March 5, and they invite County employees to get a quick workout in over lunch or whenever it works into your schedule.

  • Additional Election Day Board Workers Needed — 3/14

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today said he is looking for a few good men and women to serve as board workers on Election Day.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins March 26 — 3/13

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Jim Davidsaver today urges all residents to create or review their families' severe weather plans as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 26 through 30. Davidsaver also invited the public to attend the free Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium aka: "WeatherFest" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Innovation Campus. WeatherFest is a community event focusing on severe weather-related issues. More information is available at weatherfest.unl.edu

February

  • Accepting Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund Grant Applications — 2/27

    Lincoln, NE - February 27, 2018 - Lancaster County is now accepting grant applications through its Juvenile Justice Prevention Fund. This annual grant fund has approximately $400,000 available to non-profit agencies who meet the funding guidelines. There is no minimum or maximum application amount.

  • Board Seeks County Attorney Applicants — 2/23

    Lincoln, NE - February 23, 2018 - The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for the position of Lancaster County Attorney. The position was most recently held by Joe Kelly, who has resigned after being appointed as the U.S. Attorney for Nebraska. Per Nebraska law, the Lancaster County Board has 45 days to appoint a replacement for the remainder of Kelly's term, which ends January 3, 2019. The County Attorney position is up for election in November 2018.

  • Commissioner's Annual Award of Excellence — 2/22

    Lincoln, NE - February 6, 2018 - Colt Lathrop, Correctional Officer at the Lancaster County Jail has been awarded with the 2017 Annual Commissioners' Award of Excellence. Lathrop received the monthly Commissioners' Award of Excellence in the category of valor prior to winning the annual award. This award is given out to only one Lancaster County employee annually. The Commissioners' Award of Excellence recognizes employees who consistently provide outstanding service and work that demonstrates exemplary personal commitment to Lancaster County.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 2/21

    Lincoln, NE - February 6, 2018 - Dave Haas, Laborer for the Lancaster County Department of Engineering was honored with the Commissioners' Award of Excellence at the February 6, 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting. Haas was nominated by Lancaster County Engineer, Pam Dingman in the category of productivity. The Commissioners' Award of Excellence recognizes employees who consistently provide outstanding service and work that demonstrates exemplary personal commitment to Lancaster County.

  • Non-incumbent Candidate and Party Convention Delegate Filing Deadline is Mar 1st — 2/16

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively reminded potential candidates for office that the non-incumbent filing deadline for federal, state, and local offices for the May 15th Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

  • Incumbent Filing Deadline Approaches — 2/9

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively reminds potential candidates that the incumbent filing deadline for federal, state, and local offices for the May 15th Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

January

  • Preliminary Real Property Values for 2018 — 1/9

    Lincoln, NE - January 9, 2018 - On January 9, 2018 Lancaster County preliminary real property values for 2018 were posted on the Lancaster County Assessor's website. Nebraska law gives real property owners the right to meet in person with a representative from the Assessor's Office to discuss how the preliminary value was determined and to provide information to the Assessor relevant to the property value.

  • Increase in Online Tax Payments and Savings to Citizens — 1/9
    Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing and his office have processed a record number of tax receipts in the month of December 2017. Stebbing is also seeing an all-time high number of citizens utilizing the online tax payment option that he put into place.
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