Sarpy County voters have three new convenient locations for returning their ballots for the upcoming general election.
The Sarpy County Election Commission installed secure, drive-up Early Ballot Drop Boxes in Bellevue, Papillion and Gretna, said County Election Commissioner Michelle Y. Andahl.
“Voters have been requesting more locations where early ballots could be returned. They wanted locations closer to where they live and work; and they wanted more options that didn’t rely on the mail system. Our hope is that the new Early Ballot Drop Boxes will make returning early ballots easier for everyone in Sarpy County,” Andahl said.
The new drop boxes are at:
- Sarpy County campus, 1248 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion
- Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road, Bellevue
- McKinney’s Food Center, 215 Enterprise Drive, Gretna
An existing drop box outside the Election Commission office, 501 Olson Drive, was moved onto an island in the office’s parking lot to make it more accessible.
Each drop box features three locking mechanisms and is secured to a cement pad, Andahl said.
The boxes will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the election cycle, and Election Commission employees will empty the boxes each day.