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Applications for early voting ballots mailed for 2021 City of Omaha elections

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 12:02:37-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Douglas County Election Commission said early voting ballot applications for the 2021 City of Omaha primary and general elections were mailed to voters on Wednesday.

Those who reside within the Omaha city limits and who signed up to be on the Douglas County Early Voting Request List should receive an application.

The application is postcard-sized and is printed on green card stock.

Voters should complete and sign the application portion and return it to the Douglas County Election Commission to receive a ballot by mail.

Ballots won't be automatically sent to voters who receive the postcard or who requested a by-mail ballot for earlier elections.

Applications can be returned through official ballot drop boxes, postal mail, e-mail or fax.

“Voters on the Early Voting Request List should expect to receive their cards by early February,” explained Brian W. Kruse, Douglas County Election Commissioner. “This card assists my office in processing applications for by-mail ballots more efficiently, and we appreciate voters using the card and returning it to a ballot drop box when possible,” added Kruse.

All Douglas County Election Commission ballot drop boxes will open on Jan. 27. A list of locations is available here under Shortcuts - Vote Early By Mail.

No postage is required on items placed in Election Commission drop boxes.

Those who don't receive an early voting application postcard may request by-mail ballots by submitting a request in writing with their signature.

At the same time the ballot is requested, voters can sign up to be included on the Early Voting Request List for future elections.

Details can be found here or by calling 402-444-VOTE.

The first day ballots will be sent is Monday, March 22. The deadline to submit a request for an early voting ballot to be mailed for the primary election is Friday, March 26 at 6 p.m.