City of Lancaster Statement Regarding April 10, 2018 Municipal Election
Last week, City of Lancaster officials were informed that the United States Postal Service (USPS) Box previously secured by the City to receive completed mailed-in ballots for the April 10, 2018 Municipal Election experienced a temporary interruption in service. The City is aware that at least seven mailed-in ballots received by USPS were returned to the associated voters’ households. Upon discovery, City representatives met with the local Postmaster. This delivery glitch was immediately resolved, ensuring that all subsequent ballots mailed by voters are being delivered to the City by USPS.
All mailed-in ballots remain in the possession of USPS until either returned to the sender or delivered to the Lancaster City Clerk. If any other voter has had their ballot returned, he or she can mail the ballot again or hand it directly to a USPS mail carrier, without applying new postage for its delivery, up until the April 10 election day. Additional ballot delivery options include: personally submitting one’s ballot to the City Clerk’s Office at Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Avenue, by April 10; or, submitting one’s ballot at any designated City polling location on April 10.
The City of Lancaster commends the USPS for quickly working with the City to ensure ballots continue to be secured by USPS and delivered to the City Clerk. For more information regarding the April 10 Municipal Election, contact the Lancaster City Clerk at 661-723-6020.