Nebraska Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Nebraska Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Nebraska voting rules and options. It focuses on Nebraska-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Nebraska voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Nebraska voting tools. It's an all-in-one Nebraska voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Nebraska Federal and State Elections

Tue May 14, 2024 - Nebraska Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • At DMV and other State Agencies by
    Mon Apr 29, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Mon Apr 29, 2024
  • Online by
    Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:59PM
  • Post Received by

    for registrations with illegible postmark


    Tue Apr 30, 2024
  • In-Person, Received by
    Fri May 3, 2024 6:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by
Fri May 3, 2024 6:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue May 14, 2024 8:00PM

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Mon Apr 15, 2024 to Mon May 13, 2024

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Nebraska General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked by
    Fri Oct 18, 2024
  • Online by
    Fri Oct 18, 2024 12:00AM
  • Post Received by
    Tue Oct 22, 2024
  • In-Person, Received by
    Fri Oct 25, 2024 6:00PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Request for Postal Ballot by
Fri Oct 25, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Tue Nov 5, 2024

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Sun Oct 6, 2024 to Tue Nov 5, 2024

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at DMV
  • at public assistance agencies (for health, human services, education)

Election Day Voting

Polling places in Central time zone are open from 8am to 8pm on Election Day; Polling places in Mountain time zone are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Nebraska has designated absentee voting as their early voting option for registered voters. Voters can vote in person at their county clerk offices beginning 30 days before the day of election. Contact your local clerk or county office for precise early voting hours.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter can request an absentee or "early" ballot and vote by mail. Ballots can be requested up to 120 days prior to Election Day, and no later than 6pm on the second Friday preceding the election. Voters may request their absentee ballots by mail, fax, or by printing an application on-line. Completed forms can be sent by mail, fax, or by attachment to an email.

You can use Nebraska's Votercheck to track your ballot status.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Nebraska if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Nebraska
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Nebraska if:

  • At least two years have passed since the completion of a felony sentence including any parole term.
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Restorative Requirements

  • At least two years have passed since the completion of a felony sentence including any parole term.

You may preregister to vote in Nebraska

  • at 17 years of age provided you will be 18 by the next general election.

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Nebraska if:

  • You reside in Nebraska but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Nebraska

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Nebraska for the first time, you should provide:

  • Valid Nebraska Driver's License
  • Valid Nebraska issued ID

If you do not have a current and valid photo ID the first time you register to vote in Nebraska, you may provide:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

Documents must be dated within 60 days

Voting In-Person

Voters will be required to provide photo ID when casting a ballot beginning with the May 14, 2024 statewide primary election. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Valid Nebraska Driver's License
  • Nebraska Personal ID
  • Valid Student ID from State School
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID with photo issued by a Government Agency
  • Hospital, assisted-living or nursing home record

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Nebraska Federal and State Elections

Tue May 14, 2024 - Nebraska Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Email or Fax by
    Mon Apr 29, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Mon Apr 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Fri May 3, 2024 6:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue May 14, 2024 8:00PM

Tue Nov 5, 2024 - Nebraska General Election

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Fri Oct 18, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Fri Oct 25, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Nov 5, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?