Sarpy County breaks early voting record

Oct 25, 2012

Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says the early voting record set in 2008 has been broken this election season, with less than two weeks to the General Election.

Bena said Wednesday that more than 21,000 people have already voted or requested that an early ballot be sent to them.  He said early voting is a good option for those voters who want to avoid the polls on Election Day or those want the opportunity to study the issues more closely.

October 31st is the deadline for voters to request an early ballot.  Early ballots can be mailed in, dropped off inside the election office during business hours, or left in the ballot drop off box any time of day.

Voters have until November 5 to cast a ballot early in-person at the Election Commission office, or to take a ballot home with them.

The Election Office is located at 501 Olson Drive in Papillion.  Ballot request forms are available online at