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.
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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
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
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
** Please scroll below to view detailed architect designs + square footage info.
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>>
Below is the Outgoing Envelope
View - Front Return Envelope Below
View - Back Return Envelope Below
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)
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.
Election Commission Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone: (402) 444-VOTE (8683)
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."
In order to register to vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following criteria:
● Must be a United States Citizen.
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