County Government

Tuesday is the final day to request advance mail ballot for general election

Douglas County voters hoping to vote by mail have one day left to request a ballot. The deadline to request an advance mail ballot for the Nov. 3 general election is Tuesday, according to the Douglas County Clerk’s Office. Along with the races for the U.S. presidency and Congress, voters ...

Douglas County Commission to consider debt financing for behavioral health center

Douglas County could take on debt to cover $8.8 million of the construction costs for a new behavioral health crisis center. The County Commission on Wednesday will consider authorizing the sale of general obligation bonds for the project, which would establish a 20,000-square-foot facility ...

Jamie Shew

Douglas County clerk answers residents’ questions about election, mail voting

With election day nearing, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew told the Journal-World that his office has been working to dispel misinformation that has been getting to voters. As residents are being asked to cast their general election ballots during a global pandemic, Shew has answered questions ...

Douglas County stands behind health order that’s facing legal challenges

Douglas County issued a statement Thursday in support of an embattled health order that, among other things, limits the hours that bars can be open amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition, attorneys John Bullock and Bradley Finkeldei, of the law firm Stevens & Brand, filed a ...

2020 Voters Guide: Democrat Shannon Reid appears likely to win Douglas County Commission seat; Republican who previously withdrew won’t say whether he’s actively campaigning

After a long and drawn-out count of the votes in the Democratic primary election, candidate Shannon Reid appears likely to fill the 2nd District seat for the Douglas County Commission. However, her name won’t be the only one on the ballot when voters take to the polls on Nov. 3. Reid, 35, ...