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Voter Registration in Nebraska

Eligibility

  • Age: at least 18 years old or turning 18 by the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November 

  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Residence: Must be a resident of a Nebraska town I in which you are voting
  • Felony Conviction: If you have been convicted of a felony, either in Nebraska or another state or in federal court, you cannot register to vote until two years after  the completion of your sentence including any probation or parole term.
  • Persons found mentally incompetent (Non composer mantis) by court cannot register to vote. 

Deadline

Voter registration deadlines are determined by the date of election.

  • Nebraska does not allow same day registration 

  • April 22, 2022 is the registration deadline for the 2022 primary election

  • October 21, 2022 Is the registration deadline for the 2022 general election

In Person Registration Deadlines

Deadlines for registration at the County Clerk/Election Commissioner's Office are prior to 6 p.m. and determined by the election date.

  • April 29, 2022 is the deadline for the 2022 primary election
  • October 28, 2022 is the deadline for the 2022 general election

More Resources 

Online Registration

Complete an online voter registration at NEReg2Vote (English) or NERegVote (Spanish).

 

Mail-in Registration

An online voter registration application can be printed and mailed to your county's election office. Addresses of your county election office are listed on the form. 

Updating registration

You must re-regester if the following changes occur: 

  • You name 

  • you address, OR

  • Your political party affiliation or 

  • Failure to vote in a previous election does not require re-registration

Voter Registration Cancellation Forms

The County Clerk/Election Commission in each County maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local County Clerk/Election Commissioner.

Voter Cancellation form (English) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF 

Voter Cancellation form (Spanish) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable 

Requirements for Nebraska Voters Identity Verification

Registering to Vote

There is no waiting period to register to vote in Nebraska. You can register to vote the same day you become a Nebraska resident. 

 

Online Registration

Complete an online voter registration at NEReg2Vote (English) or NERegVote (Spanish).

Online registration can also be completed through the State Department of Motor Vehicles when renewing or ordering a duplicate diver's license. 

In Person Registration 

Voter Registration is available in person at:

  • At your county's election office
  • The state Department of Motor Vechicals when applying for or renewing diver's license
  • The state Department of Health and Human Services, AND
  •  State Department of Education at the time of application, review or change of address in connection with public programs 

Mail-in Registration

An online voter registration application can be printed for your use. Applications must be mailed to your County election office. Addresses of your county election office are listed on the form. 

  • First time mail-in registers must : 
  • provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID, OR
  • Copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, OR
  • Other government document which is dated within 60 days immediately prior to the date of presentation showing the same name and residence address provided on the voter registration application to avoid delays with your registration
  • Sign voter registration application 

Voter Forms

Voter Registration form (English) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF

       click here for Voter Registration FAQ

Voter registration form (Spanish) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF

       click here fore Voter Registration FAQ

Early Voting Forms

Early Voting form (English) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF

       click here for Early Voting FAQ

Early voting form (Spanish) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF\

      click here fore Early voting FAQ

Voter Registration Cancellation Forms

Voter Cancellation form (English) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF 

Voter Cancellation form (Spanish) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable 

(These forms can be filled out online, but must be Printed and mailed to your county election official)

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Voting

 

Where to vote

Each voter must cast their ballot at their assigned polling place. You can find the location of you polling place by contacting you county clerk/election commissioner, or check Voterview.

Whenever you register or re-register to vote your county clerk/ election commissioner will inform you of your polling place location. Your voting card informs inform you of your polling place and voting districts. 

Polls 

Polls are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Central Time Zone and from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Mountain Time Zone. 

Do I need a voting card or ID in order to vote?

No, voting cards or IDs do not to be presented to election officials in order to vote. 

Unless mailed in registration that did not provide ID or address verification must present the following:

  • ID
  • Copy of a utility bill, bank statement
  • government check, paycheck, OR
  • Other government document that is current and shows your name and residence address

Failure to re-register 

  • Registered voters who moved from one residence to another in the same county, or who changed their name and remained in the same county will be allowed to vote at the polling place designated for their new residence.
  • These voters may be asked to cast a Provisional Ballot upon completing a certification and new registration form. 
  • Persons casting Provisional Ballots may check to see if their ballot was counted starting the second Wednesday after the election by visiting Votercheck or calling toll free 1-888-727-0007. Provisional Ballots are counted only if the information the voter provided on their certification forms was verified.
  • Persons moving from one county in Nebraska to another county in Nebraska must re-register in their new county in order to be eligible to vote. 

Voting

At you assigned polling place you will be asked by three or more poll workers to check in with: 

  • Name 
  • Adress
  • Party will be asked during primary elections

After verification you will given a ballot. Ballots are filled in by filling in the oval completely. 

 

Receiving Voter Assistance

Assistance from  a friend, relative or requested election board workers can assist voters if they:

  • Cannot Read 
  • Are Blind, OR
  • Have a physical disability 

Additionally ballot marking devices are available at every polling place which allows the voter to:

  • Have all contests and candidates read to them 
  • enlarge print marking

Campaign at Polling place

No campaigning is allowed within 200 feet from a polling place

Persons may call the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office Election Division
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (888) 727-0007 (toll free)
or (402) 471-2555 to report problems

Becoming an election worker 

Contact your county election official's office to learn more about working elections.

Become an Election Worker

Where to get an ID

Department of Motor Vehicles

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Casting a Ballot in Nebraska

Important Dates

  • Primary Election: May 10, 2022
  • General Election: November 8, 2022
  • Early voting

Absentee voting

Closing dates

  • Last Day for easy-voting application must be received at 6 p.m. on the second Friday before the election

Military voters and voters who reside outside the U.S.

Who is eligible to use an absentee ballot?

Nebraska is a "non-excuse" state- Any voter may request an early voted (absentee) ballet. There is no need to provide a reason. 

Early voting form (English)  - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF

Early voting form (Spanish) - Fillable PDF | Non-fillable PDF

Polling places and hours

  • Use the Polling Place Locator to find your polling place.
  • For a general election or primary, polls in Connecticut are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time and 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • Check with your county clerk/election commissioner's office regarding voting hours.
  • Time off to vote: Nebraska does not require employers to give employees time off to vote.

Rides to the polls

Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:

  • Lyft provides free or discounted rides in some underserved communities

Help for voters with disabilities

Ballots

Where to get more info on candidates and election information can be found in the 2022 Elections site

 

Elections

Primaries vs. general elections

  • Primary elections are conducted to select each party’s candidates in the general election.
  • In Connecticut, a voter must be a member of a political party in order to vote in that party’s primary.
  • In a general election, voters are not required to have a party affiliation.

Jurisdiction

Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot

Federal (even years)

President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2024)

Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2024)

Representative (elected every two years)

State (even years)

Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years; next election in 2022)

State Senator (elected every two years)

State Representative (elected every two years)

Statewide ballot measures

Municipal (odd years)

School Board and other boards and commissions

Mayor or First Selectman

Town Clerk

Registrar of Voters

Tax Collector

Treasurer

Aldermen or Selectmen

Constable

Local ballot measures

Who are the candidates, and what else is on the ballot?

Important Dates

Election Day is November 8, 2022

Dates of municipal elections can be found in the Official Election Calendar.

Who conducts elections?

The Nebraska Secretary of State is the chief election officer and oversees statewide and local election

Elections Team 

  • Wayne Bena
  • Heather Doxon
  • Jennifer Hammond
  • Ben Larrsen

Voter Bill of Rights

Voter Bill of Rights 

Where to go with complaints about candidates or how elections are conducted

The Nebraska State Plan Commission implemented the HAVA to implement "ne standards, replace voting systems and improve election administration." 

Campaign finance

Campaign Reporting Information System provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings

How to contact your elected officials:

Election officials contact information.

General Resources on Voting and Elections

General Resources on Voting and Elections


Hotlines


1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)


Voter Registration & Election Day Resources

Find useful voter information including:

  • Local Election Office and Contact Information
  • Address, Telephone and Email for Local Election Offices
  • Upcoming Federal Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Upcoming State Election Dates and Deadlines
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Identification Requirements
  • Voter Materials Transmission Options
  • State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered? Where’s my Ballot?

Population-Specific information and Resources

Voting Rights: Laws, Cases, Policy

Voter Engagement

Voter Education

Campaign Finance/Funding Information

Primary Sources, Lesson Plans & Exhibits

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