Lincoln election: Commission corrects April 4 precinct error

Eight voters incorrectly cast ballots in the Lincoln Public School Board District 2 race last week, but those eight votes did not substantially impact the primary results.

On April 14, Lancaster County Election Commissioner Todd Wiltgen said  thatduring the April 4 Lincoln municipal primary, 20 residential homes were inadvertently left in the wrong voting precinct following redistricting in 2021. The residential properties on a portion of South 57th Street between La Salle Street and Elkcrest Drive were not reassigned to the new precinct when boundary lines were adjusted for the two precincts near 56th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.

Wiltgen said the error has been corrected for Lincoln’s general election, which will take place May 2. For more information on Lincoln’s citywide primary, visit our 2023 Election Central hub.

We’re chalking this error up to being quite minor. It resulted in eight voters incorrectly casting ballots in the Lincoln Public School Board District 2 race last week, but those eight votes did not substantially impact the primary results in that district. The error has been corrected to place the homes in question in the school board’s District 5, so on those voters’ ballots, there will not be a Lincoln School Board race listed on May 2.

Notices of these changes were mailed to all 30 of the voters who were affected, and those Lincolnites should expect to receive written notification and new voter registration cards in their mailboxes within the next few days. We applaud Commissioner Wiltgen and election staff for their quick work, transparency, and follow-up to ensure voters are clearly informed.

This is a good reminder to check your polling place if you vote in person. Any voter can confirm their polling location on the Nebraska Voter Information Lookup.

Lincolnites with questions about the location of their polling place can also contact the Lancaster County Election Commision at 402-441-7311.

Early mail-in ballots being sent April 17

The Commission will be mailing early mail-in ballots to the 35,058 voters on the county’s permanent vote-at-home list April 17. This list includes everyone who has requested an early mail-in ballot for the May 2 general election through Friday, April 14.

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