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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: Voter registration forms should be submitted in accordance with the following deadlines:

  • 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

2024 Election Information

Primary Election: May 14, 2024

  • Voter Registration Deadline: April 29 (online or by mail), May 3 (in person)

  • Mail Ballot Application Deadline: May 3

General Election: November 5, 2024

  • Voter Registration Deadline: October 18 (online or by mail), October 25 (in person)

  • Mail Ballot Application Deadline: October 25

Official Election Websites

More election information at:

Online voter registration available at:

Mail-in voter registration available at:

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.

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 residential address provided on the voter registration application, and that is no older than 60 days.

What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Beginning May 14, 2024, all Nebraska voters will be required to show a voter ID before casting a ballot. If you vote by mail, you must either write your driver’s license or state ID number on the early voting application, or enclose a photocopy of an acceptable form of ID. Acceptable photo IDs include the following:

  • Nebraska Driver’s License or State ID

  • Nebraska College ID

  • Nebraska political subdivision ID (state, county, city, public school, etc.)

  • Hospital, assisted living, or nursing home

  • Military ID

  • Tribal ID

  • U.S. Passport

Voters who cannot obtain one of the above valid forms of identification due to disability or illness, religious objection to being photographed, or a lack of documents required to obtain a free state ID can fill out a reasonable impediment certification.

More information on Nebraska’s voter ID requirements can be found here:

Where Do I Vote?

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

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:

Common Questions/Concerns

Does Registering to Vote Affect my 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.

Does Registering to Vote Affect My Status as a Dependent on My  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.

Does Registering to Vote impact my 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 April 2024

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