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2017 News Releases

News Releases from the County

March

  • Voter Registration Deadline — 3/22

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively today reminded voters that the last day to register to vote for the City of Lincoln Primary Election is Friday, March 24th. However, voters must register to vote in person. The date to have a mail-in voter registration application form postmarked was Friday, March 17th.

  • Early Voting for Lincoln City Primary Election has Begun — 3/21

    Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that that early voting for the April 4, 2017, Lincoln City Primary Election began yesterday, March 20, 2017. Shively reminded voters that state law permits any registered voter to vote an early/absentee ballot. However, voters must request that ballot in writing.

  • Election Commissioner Announces Voter Registration Sites — 3/15

    LINCOLN -- The Lancaster County Election Commissioner will conduct voter registration at two sites March 15th and March 16th. Any Nebraska resident who will be 18 on or before November 7, 2017, has moved, changed his or her name, or would like to change their political party affiliation, may register to vote at the two locations.

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins March 27 — 3/14

    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 27 through 31. 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 1 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Innovation Campus. WeatherFest is a community event focusing on severe weather-related issues. WeatherFest Website

February

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 2/28

    The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Annual Commissioners Award of Excellence is Dan Miller, Assistant Maintenance and Construction Manager for Corrections.

    Officer Colt Lathrop, Corrections Officer for the Lancaster County Department of Corrections, received the Commissioners' Award of Excellence for January 2017. Colt was nominated in the category of Valor by Aaron Cooper.

    Both awards were presented at today's Board meeting.

  • County Offices Closed February 20, 2017 — 2/16

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day. In addition to February 20, 2017, the Department of Motor Vehicles drive-thru window located at 46th and R Street will also be closed Saturday, February 18, 2017.

January

  • DMV Opens Drive Thru on Saturdays — 1/30

    Lancaster County Treasurer Andy Stebbing announced that beginning February 4, 2017, the DMV Drive-thru window located at 46th and R Street, will be open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for vehicle registrations renewals.

  • Commissioner's Award of Excellence — 1/17

    Jennifer DeBuhr, Administrative Aide for Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County, received the Commissioners' Award of Excellence for December, 2016 at the January 17, 2017 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Jennifer was nominated in the category of productivity by Vicki Jedlicka. Since 2012, Jennifer has been the go-to person in the extension office and often puts in extra time and effort to support the office staff. She not only works with all office personnel but also supervises support staff, communicates with the County Extension Board and interacts with other County and UNL administrators.

  • County Offices Closed January 16, 2017 — 1/12
    Lancaster County offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Preliminary Valuation Informal Hearings — 1/12
    On January 15, 2017 Lancaster County preliminary real property values for 2017 will be 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. The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners urges all real property owners in Lancaster County who have any questions about the 2017 preliminary value for their property to take advantage of this process and schedule an informal meeting with a staff appraiser in the Assessor's Office.
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