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Extra. Extra. Read All About It! SPECIAL EDITION

DC West Post-Dispatch | Two Bond Issues

SPECIAL EDITION NEWSLETTER
DC WEST'S TWO BOND ISSUES

Pick up a copy of the Special Edition newsletter at DC West Schools and at businesses in Valley and Waterloo! Or, view the below PDF.

Read>> Aug 2015 - SPECIAL EDITION - Falcons Post Dispatch.pdf

Read>> PDF - Aug 2015 - DC West Bond Issues - Valley City Council Presentation 


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Watch>> State of DC West High School


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Special Election Timeline
 

Week of August 24 - Ballots will be mailed
August 28 - Voter Registration Deadline
Sept. 15, 2015 - Ballots Due at 5 p.m.



GET LATEST BOND ISSUE NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

Aug. 27, 2015 - Official Fact Sheet - DC West Bond Issue Election Read

Aug. 27, 2015 - Latest Stats - DC West Pre-K-12th - Enrollment Up 6% | Elementary Up 9%

Aug. 24, 2015 - Citizen Oversight Committee Would Be Formed If Bond (s) Pass 

Aug. 18, 2015 - Citizen Questions. DC West Answers 

Aug. 16, 2015 - Hard Copy Mailer Sent to Valley & Waterloo Area Residents - Inside & Out 

Aug. 16, 2015 - Watch Video Tours of Our Schools | Research Shows People Prefer Video Over Text

Aug. 14, 2015 -  Educating Voters: DC West's Bond Issues | View Presentation to Valley City Council

July 24, 2015 - What's Next? DC West Board Calls Special Bond Issue (s) Election

July 24, 2015 - View Architectural Designs - Proposition A & B 

July 23, 2015 - DC West Board of Education Approves Resolution | Special Election Sept. 

July 23, 2015 - Educating Voters Via Traditional Radio, TV and Newspapers

July 22, 2015 - Register to Vote Information

July 21, 2015 -  Ask a Question Online Contact Form


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PLANS
Proposition A & B
Sept. 15, 2015 Special Election | TIMELINE
  • Ballots to be Mailed to Voters Starting Week of Aug. 24, 2015
  • Voter Registration Deadline is Aug. 28
  • Ballots Due 5 p.m. Sept. 15

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LEARN MORE: DC West Bond Election | Sept. 15, 2015 

 

Starting the week of August 24, the Douglas County Election Commission is sending out the DC West Community Schools Special Election mail-in ballot to registered voters in Valley, Waterloo and outside the city limits. The DC West Bond Issue Election is September 15, 2015. Ballots are due by 5 p.m. same day.

Here is the Sample Ballot + Instructions>>

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Below is the Outgoing Envelope 

Outgoing Envelope - DC West Schools Bond Election

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You may mail ballot. Douglas County Election Commission Spokeswoman Valerie Stoj says the ballot in its envelope should take a first-class stamp. 

To avoid paying postage, you may drop off your signed ballot to volunteers that will be stationed at both the Valley and Waterloo campuses during school drop off and dismissal.  Or, you can drop of the ballot in its accompanying envelope to one of four official Douglas County Election Commission locations 24/7.  The ballots are due Sept. 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Douglas County Election Commission
225 North 115th St. (located south of 114th and West Dodge Road) Omaha, Neb.
 
The Charles B. Washington Library
2868 Ames Ave. Omaha Neb.
 
South Omaha Library
2808 Q St. Omaha, Neb.
 
Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Library
 2100 Reading Plaza, Elkhorn, Neb.
 
Millard Public Schools Foundation
5225 South 159 Ave. Omaha, Neb.


HOW TO FILL OUT BALLOT & ENVELOPE

The mail-in ballot has an instruction page. Voters should not mail that back into the Douglas County Election Commission. Stoj reports that you would need to use a blue or black pen or pencil to fill out the ballot, which is read with an optical scanner. Stoj reminds voters that "it's best not to use colored ink such as red or green." 

While completing the ballot, the election commission reminds voters not to put any identifying marks on the ballot other than filling out the ovals and signing the envelope.  Only one ballot is allowed per envelope. 

Should you vote incorrectly, Stoj says please do not erase a mistake. Instead, please call the Douglas County Election Commission to request a replacement ballot. Phone: (402) 444-VOTE (8683)  

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The voter registration deadline is August 28 to vote in the DC West Special Election on Sept. 15, 2015, when ballots are due by 5 p.m. This is a mail-in ballot election.

Douglas County residents may register to vote by downloading a voter registration form & mailing it in, by dropping by a local library, when renewing a driver's license, or visiting in person the Election Commission located at 225 N. 115 St. in Omaha, Neb. 68154. (South of West Dodge Road).  M-F, excluding holidays.


Note: voter applications may not be faxed or emailed.

 

Election Commission Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Phone: (402) 444-VOTE (8683)

                  

       Application - English                            Application - Spanish 

Voter Registration Verification

You may check your voter registration status or political party by visiting the Secretary of State's Voter Check website at any time, here. 

 

When to Re-Register to Vote

If you've moved, change name or want to change party affiliation, the Douglas County Election Commission states "if you do not re-register to vote, you may need to vote a Provisional Ballot at the polls, which may increase the time it takes to vote."

Qualifications to Vote 

In order to register to vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following criteria:

●  Must be a United States Citizen.
●  Must be at least 18-years-old or will be 18 on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
●  Must live in the State of Nebraska.
●  Must not have been convicted of a felony. If convicted, parole & probation must be completed two years ago or longer.
●  Must not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent.
●  Must sign an oath on the Nebraska Voter Registration Application stating that you meet these requirements.


For more information on how to fill out an election application or the requirements, please visit the election commission website, here.


 

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 EDUCATING VOTERS BY NEWSPAPER, TV & RADIO NEWS
Aug, 21, 2015 -  WOWT - Moldy Start for DC West School - Read

Aug. 18, 2015 - WOWT - DC West Bond Issue to be Settled Through the Mail - Read

Aug. 11, 2015 - SPECIAL EDITION - DC West Post-Gazette - Two Bond Issues - Read

Aug. 10, 2015 --  Douglas County Post-Gazette - "DC West’s Falcons for the Future builds momentum as election nears" - Read

Aug. 7, 2015 - Boomer Radio 1490 Omaha - News Director Connie Green Interview DC West Schools - Listen

July 28, 2015 - Douglas County Post-Gazette - "DC West bond issue set for September 15 mail-in ballot" - Read

July 22-24 2015 - Walnut Radio - 97.3 FM KBLR Blair, KHUB 1340 AM Fremont, 105.5 FM KFMT Fremont, 1490 AM Boomer KOMJ Omaha & Nebraska Radio News | News Director Connie Green Interview DC West Schools - Listen

July 22, 2015 - Omaha World Herald - "This time, Douglas County West bond issue will be split in two" -  Read

July 20, 2015 - WOWT - "DC West to Vote to Put Bond Issue (s) On Ballot" - Read & Watch

July 14, 2015 - OWH - "Douglas County West school board to consider two-part bond measure" - Read

July 13, 2015 - KETV - "DC West District presents new, two-tiered proposal" - Read & Watch

July 13, 2015 - WOWT - "DC West School District Announces School Bond Issues" - Read

June 23, 2015 -- Douglas County Post-Gazette -"DC West meeting on future plans draws crowd"- Read

June 16, 2015 -- Douglas County Post-Gazette - "DC West to hold Special Board of Education Meeting, community input sought" - Read

June 15, 2015 -- Omaha World Herald - Special Public Meeting Announcement - Community Event Section - Read

April 28, 2015 -- Douglas County Post-Gazette - "DC West looks at scaled-down plan to update facilities for the future" - Read

April 24, 2015 -- Omaha World Herald - "After $45.8 million bond setback, DC West school district goes back to drawing board." - Read