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More than 19,000 early vote ballots for the May 7 city general election were mailed Monday, according to Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively.

Voters who requested early vote ballots by mail can expect to see them in their mailboxes within the next few days.

Shively reminded voters that state law permits any registered voter to receive an early ballot. However, voters must request that ballot in writing.

An early ballot request form was printed on page A2 in Monday's Journal Star. Voters interested in voting early by mail may fill out that form and return it to the Lancaster County Election Commissioner, 601 N. 46th St., Lincoln, NE 68503.

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An early ballot request form is also available on the Election Commissioner’s website: lancaster.ne.gov/election.

Shively reminded those voters interested in obtaining an early ballot through the mail that requests must be received by 6 p.m. Friday.

Voters who want to vote an early ballot in person may come to the Election Commissioner’s Office, which is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Assistant city editor

Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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