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    An email conversation with Elinor Lane, communications director of the Realtors Association of Lincoln

    1. How long has the Realtors Association of Lincoln supplied the I Voted Today! stickers?

    The Realtors Association of Lincoln has been supplying “I Voted Today!” stickers to the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s Office for over 25 years.

    2. Why?

    The Realtors Association of Lincoln provides the stickers because Realtors believe it’s critical for Americans to vote. From city hall, to the state house, to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on homeowners and their communities. Regardless how Lincolnites vote, Realtors believe in this nonpartisan promotion of civic engagement.

    3. How many do you buy at a time? Where do you buy them from?

    As of our last order, we supplied the Lancaster County Elections Commissioner’s office with 150,000 stickers. This number usually accounts for 2-3 years, taking into account the election cycle. The number is dependent on previous voter turnout and is determined each time we order. We order the stickers through a local firm, Arjay Advertising.

    4. Always the same design?

    Yes, in the last 25 years the design has remained pretty much the same.

    5. Any advice for the growing numbers of early and absentee voters who feel incomplete because they can’t get a sticker? (Serious question; I’ve talked to several early voters today who were envying my sticker.)

    Unfortunately, once we supply the stickers we don’t have much say is how they are distributed. We would recommend that voters check with the Commissioner’s office on providing the stickers early. We do think it would be nice to have them available to early voters, but understand the cost in sending to voters who mail in their ballots. We’re happy to hear the sticker is a part of Lincoln residents’ election day experience!

    -- Peter Salter
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