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News Release

Lancaster County
Date: January 31, 2013

For more information contact
David J. Shively
(402) 441-7311

Election Commissioner Reminds Potential Candidates
of Filing Deadlines for Lincoln City Elections

Lincoln - Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively announced today that filing deadlines for the April 9th Lincoln City Primary Election are quickly approaching. Shively also reminded potential candidates that filing deadlines are different for the Lincoln Board of Education than they are for Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Airport Authority.

Candidates for Lincoln Board of Education, Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 must meet the following filing deadlines. Incumbent officeholders have until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15th to file for the Board of Education. An incumbent is an officeholder of any elected office who would like to file for the same office or for a different office. The filing deadline for non-incumbent candidates for the Board of Education is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1st.

Candidates for Lincoln City Council and for the Lincoln Airport Authority have until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8th to file. There is no incumbent filing deadline for City Council and Airport Authority candidates.

Shively also reminded candidates filing for City Council and Airport Authority that they must pay the appropriate filing fee to the Lincoln City Treasurer. City Council and Airport Authority candidates are required to have petitions signed by at least 150 registered voters.

Shively encourages those filing for City Council and Airport Authority not to wait until the last minute to file as the petition signatures must be verified once they have been filed with his office. All candidates file with the Lancaster County Election Commissioner. Petition forms and a packet of candidate information are available at the Election Commissioner's office which is located at 601 North 46th Street, Lincoln and is open week-days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information on filing procedures and qualifications, please call the Lancaster County Election Office at (402) 441-7311 or visit the Election Commissioner's web site.

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