Nebraska State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

City of Lincoln General Election held on Tue May 2, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • at DMV and other state agencies
  • Online by Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:00pm CDT
  • Postmarked by Fri Apr 14, 2017
  • In-Person by Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Apr 21, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue May 2, 2017 8:00pm CDT

Early Voting

Mon Apr 17, 2017 - Mon May 1, 2017 5:00pm CDT

Omaha General Election held on Tue May 9, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • at DMV and other state agencies
  • Online by Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:00pm CDT
  • Postmarked by Fri Apr 21, 2017
  • In-Person by Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Fri Apr 28, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue May 9, 2017 8:00pm CDT

Early Voting

Mon Apr 24, 2017 - Mon May 8, 2017 5:00pm CDT

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 8am to 8pm 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 until 4pm the Wednesday prior to Election Day.

You are eligible to vote in Nebraska if you:

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

You are NOT eligible to vote in Nebraska if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Nebraska if your voting rights have been restored

You may preregister to vote in Nebraska

  • at the age of 17

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Nebraska you should provide:

  • Your Nebraska Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • 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
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

Documents must be dated within 60 days of the date you registered

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Nebraska, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address

Statements, checks and bills should be dated no earlier than 60 days before Election Day.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

City of Lincoln General Election held on Tue May 2, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Post received by Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Email or Fax by Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Email or Fax by Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00pm CDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:00pm CDT Received by Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:00pm CDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue May 2, 2017 8:00pm CDT Received by Tue May 2, 2017 8:00pm CDT

Omaha General Election held on Tue May 9, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Post received by Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Email or Fax by Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:00pm CDT
  • Email or Fax by Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:00pm CDT

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Wed May 3, 2017 4:00pm CDT Received by Wed May 3, 2017 4:00pm CDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue May 9, 2017 8:00pm CDT Received by Tue May 9, 2017 8:00pm CDT

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.

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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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E-mail and fax are an option for registration only if registering with the FPCA. If using the Nebraska Voter Registration Form, the original signed form must be followed up via post in order to register via e-mail of fax. If the voter provides an email address or fax number, that will be the standard method of contact. Nebraska allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email if you are outside the United States. Nebraska allows electronic transmission of voted ballots only in a case by case basis, and with special permission. Request through your Local Election Official in the Election Official Directory.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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E-mail and fax are an option for registration only if registering with the FPCA. If using the Nebraska Voter Registration Form, the original signed form must be followed up via post in order to register via e-mail of fax. If the voter provides an email address or fax number, that will be the standard method of contact. Nebraska allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email if you are outside the United States. Nebraska allows electronic transmission of voted ballots only in a case by case basis, and with special permission. Request through your Local Election Official in the Election Official Directory.