Nebraska

ABOUT THIS STATE

Hey Nebrascals! Yes, we just came up with that. I mean don't get us wrong, we like "Cornhuskers" but... what is that? Anyways, you gave us Fred Astaire, the Reuben sandwich, and Kool-Aid! You know what would really make us scream "Oh yeah!" after running through a wall? HIGH VOTER TURNOUT. This election is right around the corner and we need to be prepared! Nebraska has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on May 10, and the general will be held on November 8. Here’s everything you need to know on voting in Nebraska! (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Apr 22

Primary Registration Deadline (online and by mail)

May 2

Primary Registration Deadline (in person)

May 2

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (Primary)

Apr 11 – May 9

Early Voting (Primary)

May 10

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (Primary)

May 10

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Nebraska Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    It depends. In Nebraska, different elections have different primary systems. For non-partisan elections, including the state legislature, all candidates are on the same ballot in the primary and the top two vote-getters advance to the general election. In state and local races, voters must be registered with a party to participate in their primary. To make things even more complicated, Nebraska voters do not need to be registered with a party to vote in their congressional primaries.

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  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by May 2nd. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by May 10th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Yes, you can vote early between April 11th and May 9th, but you must submit an early voting request by May 2nd.

    Submit a Request Now
  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

    Get the Details

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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