Election Commissioner

Trisha Fate-Strobel

Election Commissioner

2022 Public Notice - Auto Advance NonPartisan Voters Notice


Merrick County is an ALL MAIL COUNTY.  Your ballots will be mailed on April 20, 2022.  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/Trisha Fate-Strobel
Merrick County Clerk / Election Commissioner


(Voter Registration Requirements) Public Notice

The last day to register to vote in the May 10, 2022, Primary Election is May 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Office of the County Clerk or Election Commissioner. All persons wishing to vote must be United States citizens, Nebraska residents and at least 18 years of age, or 17 years of age, and reach the age of 18 on or before the first Tuesday, after the first Monday in November of this year, that being November 8, 2022. Eligible applicants must complete a Nebraska Voter Registration Application providing: their name; residence address; postal address, if different from their residence address; date of birth; party affiliation, or indication of no affiliation; a valid Nebraska driver’s license number or the last four digits of their social security number and their signature.

/s/Trisha L. Fate-Strobel
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.


  • 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.