Over the past week, the Sarpy County Election Commission sent Early Voting Ballot Request applications to more than 110,000 eligible voters in Sarpy County. In addition to allowing the voter to ask for a ballot by mail, the form also provides the name and address of the voter’s polling location.
In April, around 30,000 voters in Sarpy County received notice that their voting place had changed ahead of the May Primary Election. Sarpy County Election Commissioner Michelle Andahl said her office relocated the polling sites out of kindergarten through 12th grade schools with the help of local businesses and faith-based organizations.
“School districts in Sarpy County have always been accommodating and gracious about hosting polling sites inside of schools,” Andahl said. “However, it also posed challenges for schools and law enforcement as they worked to balance security protocols with providing public access without impediment on Election Day.”
The Election Commission is asking voters, even those not requesting a ballot by mail, to keep the request applications to use as a reference for finding their correct polling locations.
The Election Commission will begin mailing early voting ballots on Oct. 1. All ballots must be returned to the election office by 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. Early in-person voting at the election office begins Oct. 9.
No early voting ballots can be returned to a polling place.