Election 2023: Mail-in ballot requests landing in Lincoln mailboxes

On April 4, Lincoln voters will select general-election candidates for mayor, City Council, school board, and the Lincoln Airport Authority. Less than a month later, primary winners will square off in the general election.

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Are you a Lincoln voter on Lancaster County’s Permanent Early Vote Request List? If so, watch your mailbox this week: Election Commissioner Todd Wiltgen said this week that his office has mailed early mail-in ballot request forms to the List for both the April 4 city primary and the May 2 city general election.
 The request forms were sent via U.S. Mail on Monday, Feb. 13, meaning voters on the List should receive the forms in their mailboxes within days.
Look for a yellow card the size of a postcard, then complete and sign the application portion of the mailer and return it to the Lancaster County Election Commission to receive an early mail-in ballot. The cards can be mailed or dropped in the county’s dropbox at 601 N. 46th St. Or, a scanned copy or a readable photo of the completed and signed form can be emailed to county election officials at earlyvote@lancaster.ne.gov.
On April 4, Lincoln voters will select general-election candidates for mayor, City Council, school board, and the Lincoln Airport Authority. Less than a month later, primary winners will square off in the general election. See our Election 2023 Central hub for more key dates, FAQs about both elections, and more.
Not on the Permanent Early Vote Request List? Early mail-in ballot request forms are also available on the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website. Or, you can call 402-441-7311 and a request form will be mailed to you.
Voters who do not receive an early voting application postcard may also request an early mail-in ballot by submitting a letter to the Election Commissioner requesting that an early vote ballot be mailed to them. The letter must include their name, address, and signature.
The request forms include both the April 4 primary and the May 2 general election. Officials will begin sending primary election ballots on March 20.

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