Nebraska

ABOUT THIS STATE

Hey Nebrascals! Yes, we just came up with that. 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! Here’s everything you need to know on voting in Nebraska!

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Oct 21

Registration Deadline (By Mail, Online)

Oct 28

Registration Deadline (In Person)

Oct 9 – Nov 7

Early Voting

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request By Date

Oct 28

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Nebraska Voter Guide

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

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady 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
  • 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 October 28, but we recommend you do it by October 20 in case of any mail delays. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by November 8. For Nebraska, mail-in voting is what they call early voting. You can request your ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, you can vote early with a mail-in ballot starting October 9. Remember that all early-voting ballots whether delivered in person or carrier to the county dropbox or by mail must arrive by the close of polls on the day of the election.

    Get the details
  • Do I need an ID?

    An ID card does not need to be presented to election officials in order to vote UNLESS you are a first time voter who mailed in a registration application and didn’t provide ID or a form of address verification (copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that is current and shows your name and residence address) at that time.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 8am to 8pm.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: 11 counties in Nebraska conduct voting entirely by mail. They are: Boone
    Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill, Stanton.

    You can find the polling place closest to you here.




    Find Your Polling Place

since you last voted…

Since 2020, there have been changes that will impact how you cast your ballot in Nebraska. Here are the differences you should keep an eye on: 

When making a plan to vote…

  • If handing out voter registration forms or absentee ballots to others, you need to use a new special form from the Secretary of State – find them here to get the details.

When casting your vote…

  • Disabled voters filling out their absentee ballot can now have someone else sign on their behalf, as long as that person also writes their name, address, and signature.

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • 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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