Primary Election Countdown - May 12, 2020
National Election Countdown - November 3, 2020
Registration Deadlines – Primary
In Person registration – May 1, 2020
Online registration application – April 24, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register to vote?
To register to vote in Nebraska, each applicant must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Nebraska county in which they are registering, and at least 18 years old by the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Citizens are eligible to register to vote on January 1 of the year they will turn 18 before the November general election. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony are ineligible to register to vote until two years after the terms of their sentence have been completed, and individuals who have been declared mentally incompetent by a court are ineligible to register to vote. A voter registration application can be completed in person at the county clerk or election commissioner’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, or other state agencies. In-person registration must be completed by the second Friday preceding the election. Applications returned by mail must be postmarked by the third Friday before the election. Online applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the third Friday before the election.
Is there an early voting period?
Nebraska permits early voting. Learn more by visiting this website.
As of December 2019, 39 states and the District of Columbia permitted early voting. Early voting permits citizens to cast ballots in person at a polling place prior to an election. In states that permit early voting, a voter does not have to provide an excuse for being unable to vote on election day. States that do not permit early voting still permit some or all citizens to vote early by mail—often known as absentee voting. Some states allow no-excuse absentee voting, while others require an excuse. States that allow in-person absentee voting without an excuse are counted among early voting states.
What is meant by Absentee voting?
Absentee voting is voting that does not happen in person on Election Day but instead occurs another way—usually by mail or over the internet. All states allow for some form of absentee balloting. Some states require voters to provide a valid excuse to vote absentee, while others allow any eligible voter to cast an absentee ballot.
Nebraska is a “no-excuse” state, meaning any registered voter may request an early-voting (absentee) ballot, and is not required to provide a reason.
How can I get an early voting ballot?
You can apply for an early-voting ballot by contacting our county election office in person, by mail or by fax. You can print an online early-voting application, complete the form, and then mail or fax it to your county election office. The last day for an early-voting application to be received is 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election.