Lincoln County to forward mail-in election request to Nebraska Secretary of State

Published: Dec. 18, 2019 at 5:11 PM CST
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The Lincoln County Clerk's office will be forwarding a mail-in election request in the coming days to the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office to override the tax levy.

County Clerk Rebecca Rossell says she received word from North Platte Public School District officials Wednesday morning that they plan to pursue a mail-in election.

Nearly $1.1 million dollars will be redirected a year over a five year period to pay for security upgrades at four schools throughout the district.

While the county has held mail-in elections in the past, Rossell says this is new territory for her staff.

About nineteen thousand registered voters are expected to take part in the March 10th election.

"Other counties have used them and we are going to use a mail house," Rossell said. "A mail house is basically going to prep them and get them ready to mail them for us."

Rossell says registered voters can expect the ballots to be mailed out the third week in February.

They will have until March 10th, which is Election Day, to return them.

The special election is projected to cost the county 30 thousand dollars plus.

School district officials are encouraging the public to learn more about their Safety and Security Open Forum Initiative.

The next forum is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Centennial Hall at 2 PM.

Other dates and locations are as follows:

North Platte High School PAC: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 6:30-7:30 PM.

Eisenhower Elementary Library: Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM.

Great Plains Health Conference Room A,B,C: Monday, February 3, 2020 7:00-8:00 PM.

Buffalo Elementary Library: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:30-6:30 PM.

Jefferson Elementary Cafeteria: Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:00-5:00 PM.

McDonald Elementary Library: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:30-6:30 PM.