Election Commissioner

Marcia Wichmann

Election Commissioner

NOTICE OF BALLOT ERROR  

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, the 3rd day of November, 2020, a general election for the race for County Supervisor in District 4 between Carolyn K. Kucera and Tim Bolling will be held.  This race was inadvertently omitted from ballots previously mailed to registered voters in the Lone Tree South precinct and a portion of the Ward 1 precinct.  In order to mitigate this unfortunate error, supplemental ballots solely for this race have been generated and will be available at the Merrick County Election Commissioner’s office.  The supplemental ballots will also be mailed to each registered voter affected.  Return postage will be provided, however given the impending election, voters are strongly encouraged to return the supplemental ballot in the envelope provided to the Merrick County Election Commissioner or left in the Drop Box labeled “Ballots” located at the front entrance of the Courthouse at 1510 18th Street, Central City, NE.  Supplemental ballots are in addition to and do not replace the original ballots received.  To ensure the integrity of the election for this race, supplemental ballots will be logged, stored and hand counted separately from all other ballots.  All ballots must be received no later than 8pm CT on November 3, 2020.  

/s/Marcia Wichmann    
Merrick County Clerk

 

TO ALL MERRICK COUNTY REGISTERED VOTERS

Merrick County is an ALL MAIL COUNTY.  Your ballots will be mailed on October 14, 2020.  Return postage will be provided.  If you do not want to mail your ballot back, you can drop it off in the White Drop Box located at the front entrance of the Courthouse at 1510 18th Street, Central City, NE.  The drop box is labeled Ballots.

/s/Marcia Wichmann
Merrick County Clerk/Election Commissioner

 

The Election Commissioner is responsible for maintaining all voter registration records and conduction all primary, general and special elections.  This office works in conjunction with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office to ensure compliance with all state and federal election guidelines.

Duties:

  • Voter Registration
  • Receive election filings for public offices
  • Conduct all local subdivision, county, state and federal elections
  • Record and maintain all election records

Special Note
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
(42 U.S.C. 1973aa-6) reads

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union.