LINCOLN — Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively is projecting a record number of voters will cast ballots on Tuesday.
Shively is projecting that 129,000 of the 182,152 registered voters will cast ballots, a turnout of 71 percent. That would be 400 more voters than in the 2008 General Election.
Shively said the 182,152 people registered to vote in Lancaster County is a new record, breaking the 2008 record of 178,982 registered voters. The number of people registered as Republicans has increased by 84, while the number of registered Democrats has dropped 1,594 and the number of people registering nonpartisan is up 6,098 since 2008.
Shively said his office will process a record number of early voter ballot requests, exceeding the 2008 election by 30,497.
People still interested in voting early can get a ballot at the Election Commissioner’s office, 601 North 46th St., Lincoln. The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.