Frequently Asked Questions

The LPS bond special election will be held using mail-in ballots. Ballots will be mailed to registered Lincoln voters on January 20, 2020. 

All ballots must be returned to the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11.

If you are a registered voter living in the Lincoln Public Schools district, a ballot will be mailed to you on Jan. 20

It is imperative to mail your ballot in as soon as possible. Ballots can also be hand-delivered to the Election Commissioner’s office during regular business hours. A ballot drop box also is available around-the-clock on the north side of the office. 

Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s Office: 
601 N. 46th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503

All ballots must be returned to the election office by 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

Citizens who haven’t registered to vote in Lincoln, Nebraska, (but are eligible to do so) must submit or update their voter registration forms online or by mail by Friday, Jan. 24 to be eligible to vote in the LPS bond special election. 

You can register to vote or change the address on your current voter registration using the Nebraska online voter registration portal

Residents may register in person at the Election Commissioner’s office on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 31.

Voting “FOR” the LPS bond will not raise the taxes Lincoln residents currently pay – but it will replace the expiring bond debt.

Lincoln schools are seriously overcrowded. Enrollment in LPS has increased almost 15% over the last 10 years, with over 6,400 new students entering our schools. We have crowded classrooms across our city, making it a challenge to continue providing excellent education for our kids. It’s important to address these problems before they spiral into a crisis.

In addition to new facilities, a significant portion of this bond is dedicated to improving existing schools. Schools, students and community members in every quadrant of the city will benefit from the 2020 LPS bond.

Finally, it’s important to note that passing the school bond in February 2020 will allow the school board to break ground on new facilities this summer – and save around $3 million in estimated total construction costs.