Nebraska | Voting Guide

 
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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 

  • By mail: 3rd Friday before Election Day

  • Online: 11:59 p.m. on the 3rd Friday before Election Day

  • In person: 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday before Election Day


2022

  • Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline (online or by mail): April 22

  • Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline (in-person): May 2

  • Primary Election: May 10

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline (online or by mail): October 21

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline (in-person): October 28

  • General Election: November 8


 
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Official Election Websites

More election information at:

https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/general-voter-information


Online voter registration available at:

www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/


Mail-in voter registration available at:

https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/voter-forms

 
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Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.


You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

If you register to vote online, you will need your driver’s license or state ID number. Nebraska’s paper voter registration form asks for your Nebraska driver’s license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.


If you are a first-time registrant in Nebraska and registering to vote by mail, you must also include a copy of a current and valid photo ID, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the same name and residenial address provided on the voter registration application, and that is no older than 60 days.

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Nebraska does not require voters to present ID to vote.

 
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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Check your absentee ballot status, and look up your voting site and hours at:

www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail


Any Nebraska registered voter may vote by mail without an excuse


Voters can apply for a mail ballot by submitting a paper application form or by writing a letter to their local election official that contains their name, the residential address associated with their registration, voting precinct (if known), phone number, the address to which the ballot should be mailed, and signature.


Applications can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or fax and must be received by your local election official by 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday before Election Day.


Completed mail ballots must be received by the county election office by close of polls on Election Day. You can return your completed ballot by mail, in-person at your county elections office, by personal agent, or by drop box.


Early In-person


Any registered Nebraska voter may vote early in-person at their county's election office beginning 30 days before a primary or general election and 15 days prior to any other election until the day before Election Day.


Election Day


Voting sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Central Time Zone and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountain Time Zone on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have a right to vote.


Curbside voting is available to voters with disabilities. For more information, visit:

https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/accessible-voting.

 
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Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:


Federal Financial Aid

Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.


Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes

Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.


Tuition Status

Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.


Will registering to vote in Nebraska affect my driver's license or car registration?

As a new resident of Nebraska, you may be required to make changes to your driver's license or car registration regardless of whether you register to vote there. You may wish to contact the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles for additional information.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Nebraska legal professional.

 

Last updated May 2022