Date: September 14, 2012
For more information contact
David J. Shively at (402) 441-7311
Election Commissioner to Mail Polling Place Cards for the November Election
Lincoln - As a reminder to voters for the upcoming Presidential Election, Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively has announced that polling place cards will be mailed to all voters in the county beginning on Friday, September 14th. The cards should arrive in the voter's mailboxes over the next week to ten days.
A similar card was mailed to all voters prior to the May Primary Election. With low voter turnout for the Primary Election and an expected high voter turnout for the Presidential General Election, Shively wants to make sure everyone knows where they will vote on Election Day in case they have misplaced or lost their old card.
Shively recommends that voters destroy any old polling place cards that they may have in their wallets, purses or at home and replace them with the new cards. Voters should review the card to make sure they understand where their polling place is located. If voters didn't vote in the Primary Election, they might not be aware that their polling site may have changed from previous years.
Voters are not required to present the polling place card when they cast their ballots but they do need to vote at the correct location. Retaining the new card as a reminder is important as Shively indicates that his office will not mail new cards out prior to every election.
The polling place card will list the various districts or sub-districts for State Legislature, City Council, County Board, School Board and other political entities in which the voter resides. These districts may have also changed from previous years due to the redistricting required by the decennial census. It is important for voters to review that information as well.
Voters with questions regarding the location of their polling place should contact the Election Commissioner's office at (402) 441-7311.