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2016 News Releases

News Releases from the County

August

  • Sale of County Property — 8/11

    The sale of the CMHC Building will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the east door of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center, 575 South 10th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.

July

  • Filing Deadlines for Village Boards of Trustees and ESU Nears — 7/11

    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 Friday, July 15, 2016. The deadline for non-incumbents is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016. 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.

  • Sanitary Improvement Districts Filing Deadline Nears — 7/6

    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 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

  • County Offices Closed — 7/1

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

June

  • Commissioners Asking for Photographs — 6/30

    The Board of Commissioners invites citizens to submit photographs for possible inclusion on the County's web pages. Photos may be used for other publications as appropriate.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 6/14

    Connie Roark, General Assistance Specialist with Lancaster County Human Services, received the Commissioners' Award of Excellence for May, 2016 at the June 7th meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Employed by Lancaster County since June, 2007 in the General Assistance Department, Connie was nominated in the categories of Productivity and Customer Relations by Cynthia Covert, General Assistance Officer.

  • Property Valuation Protests — 6/1
    Lancaster County Clerk Dan Nolte is reminding citizens that they have until Thursday, June 30th to protest the valuation of their property. Properties that had a change in value will be notified in writing by the assessor the first week in June.

May

  • Storm Damage Will Change Polling Location — 5/9

    Lincoln - Storm damage to Southlake Retirement Village, 9401 Andermatt Dr, WILL change the polling location for the voters of Precinct 10 H-5 for the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 10th.

    Voters in Precinct 10 H-5 will vote at New Covenant Church, 6000 S 84th Street for Tuesday's Election.

    Voters with any questions regarding this matter should contact the Election Commissioner's office at (402) 441-7311.

  • Expecting 53,000 Voters To Cast Ballots — 5/2

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is projecting that approximately 53,000 Lancaster County voters will cast ballots for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, May 10th. This would be a turnout percentage of twenty-nine percent of the nearly 182,050 voters registered in the county.

  • Election Commission to be Open Additional Hours — 5/2

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that the Lancaster County Election Commissioner's Office will be open extra hours for early/absentee voting for the May 10th Primary Election.

April

  • Fire at Zion Presbyterian Church Will Change Polling Locations — 4/28

    Lincoln -- The recent fire at Zion Presbyterian Church, 5511 South 27th Street, will change the polling locations for the voters of Precinct 9 F-4 and Precinct 9 G-6 who voted at the church.

  • Voter Registration Deadline — 4/27

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today reminded voters that the last day to register to vote for the May 10th Primary Election is Monday, May 2nd. However, voters must register to vote in person. The date to register online or to have a mail-in voter registration application form postmarked was Friday, April 22nd.

  • Change of Zone Open House — 4/15

    The public is invited to an Open House Tuesday, April 19 on a proposed change of zone for County property at 2201 S. 17 Street. The Open House is from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the lower level conference room at the Community Mental Health Center building, 2201 S. 17 Street.

  • Voter Registration Sites for April 16th and 17th — 4/13

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at six sites on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, 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:

  • Voter Registration Sites for April 10th, 12th, and 14th — 4/7

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at three sites on Sunday, April 10th, Tuesday, April 12th, and Thursday, April 14th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at these times and locations.

  • Additional Election Day Poll Workers Needed — 4/1

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

    Every two years Shively's office needs over 1,000 Election Day poll workers for over 190 precincts in Lancaster County. Poll workers must be a Lancaster County registered voter and able to work on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until shortly after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. Physical requirements include good eye sight, good hearing and the ability to sit for an extended period of time.

March

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 3/25

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at three sites on Monday, March 28th, Wednesday, March 31st, and Friday, April 2nd. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the times and locations.

  • Voter Registration Sites for March 22nd and 24th — 3/18

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at two sites on Tuesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 24th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 3/15

    Dan Miller, Assistant Maintenance and Construction Manager for Corrections, received the Commissioners' Award of Excellence for February, 2016 at the March 15, 2016 meeting of the Board. His career with the County began in January, 2011. He was nominated by Anthony Brockman, Correctional Officer, in the category of Valor.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins March 21 — 3/15

    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 21 through 25. Davidsaver also invited the public to attend the free severe weather symposium "WeatherFest" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus Hardin Hall, 3301 Holdrege. WeatherFest is a community event focusing on severe weather-related issues. More information is available at: http://snr.unl.edu/cpsws/.

  • PBC - Artist of the Quarter — 3/8

    Cliff Hollestelle is a lifelong Nebraska resident, who grew up in Omaha and has lived in Lincoln since 1965. His interest in wildlife art began in his childhood when he would spend time with his aunt and uncle on their farm in eastern Nebraska. He enjoyed watching the migration of the ducks and geese during the fall and spring migrations. He spent time observing them and other wildlife in their natural habitat. He would draw pictures of them and even carve them using ivory soap.

    Jim Miklavcic has been a wildlife and habitat artist since starting his career full time in 1968. He started in local shows and eventually national and international.

February

  • Polling Place Changes — 2/25

    Lincoln -- Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that new polling place cards will be mailed to voters in thirty-two precincts in Lancaster County on Thursday, February 25th because of changes in the name of their precinct or to their polling location. Voters in those precincts should start to receive the cards in the next three to five days. The cards will be easily recognizable as they will have a bright green star on them.

  • Non-incumbent Candidate & Republican Party Delegate Filing Deadline — 2/19

    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 10th Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 2/17

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Annual Commissioners Award of Excellence is Stefanie Grell, Records System Specialist with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. The award was presented at today's Board meeting.

  • 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 10th Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

  • Applicants Sought for Library Board Liaison Position — 2/8
    Deadline to apply is February 29

    The Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) Board of Trustees is looking to add a Lancaster County liaison to its membership. Applications from the public will be accepted through Monday, February 29. The County liaison will serve a seven-year term and have all the rights and responsibilities of a board member, except they will not vote during Library Board meetings.

  • County Board Meeting Cancelled — 2/2

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners Board meeting scheduled for 9 AM Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, has been cancelled.

January

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 1/20

    Joslynn McSwine, a Corrections Officer in the Lancaster County Department of Corrections, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for December, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting January 19, 2016. She was nominated for this award by Lt. Jane Voboril, Department of Corrections, in the category of Safety.

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