Early ballot applications sent to Lancaster County voters

By: - August 24, 2022 6:36 pm

A Lancaster County early voting drop box sits outside of the Lancaster County Election Commission in Lincoln. (Aaron Sanderford/Nebraska Examiner)

LINCOLN — Early voting applications for Lancaster County voters have been mailed, County Election Commissioner David Shively announced Tuesday.

The application notices were sent to 66,391 voters, Shively said. That’s an increase from the May 10 primary election, which had 65,635 voters on the early-voting list. 

“The amount increases slightly each election, but it is usually close to the previous election,” Shively said. 

The early ballot request form is  a yellow, postcard-size piece of mail. If voters would like an early ballot, they must complete the form and return it in person to a dropbox at the Election Commission Office at 601 N. 46th St. in Lincoln. Other methods include mailing the application back or emailing a clear photo or scanned copy of the application to [email protected]

Voters can also find the application at, contact the Election Commissioner’s Office at (402) 441-7311 to request one, or submit a letter to the Election Commissioner with their name, address, and signature requesting one. 

The office will mail out early ballots beginning Monday, Oct. 3. The deadline to request an early ballot is Friday, Oct. 28, at 6:00 p.m. 

The general election will be held Tuesday Nov. 8. 

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Jazari Kual
Jazari Kual

Jazari Kual interned with the Nebraska Examiner while studying journalism and broadcasting media production at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before interning at the Examiner, he interned at Flatwater Free Press. He also owns and operates a video company. Jazari is bilingual, with fluency in English and Arabic.