The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha commends the Douglas County Election Commission for enacting a permanent vote-by-mail list. This empowers Douglas County voters to opt into automatically receiving a postcard ahead of every election. This postcard asks the voter if they would like to receive a ballot mailed to them for that election. If they would like to vote early/by mail, the voter sends the postcard back and then receives a ballot in the mail. The voter then mails in (or drops off) their ballot to vote.
Beginning with the 2018 Statewide Gubinatorial Election, voters may place themselves on Douglas County Early Voting Request List. Voters on this list will be sent an early voting ballot application postcard prior to every scheduled election. When the postcard is received, voters may simply complete the response portion and return it to our office, thereby requesting an early voting ballot to be mailed to the address of their choice.All early voting ballot applications issued by the Douglas County Election Commission will now include an option for voters to add their name to the Early Voting Request List for future elections.
Voters who would like to request an early voting ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018 election and want to opt in to receive election-notification postcards before every election can get more information from the Douglas County Election Commission’s website.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan political organization that envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate in elections.
Voting by mail is a proven method that decreases county cost and increases voter turnout. This plan removes barriers to voting for citizens who work long hours, attend school or have transportation issues.
We believe our democracy is strongest when all citizens can vote and we applaud the Douglas County Election Commission for its consistent commitment to increasing voter turnout.