Voting in Nebraska

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Election Dates

General Election Date
Voter Registration Deadline (online, by mail - postmarked)
Voter Registration Deadline (in-person)

Polling place hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST

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How to Vote in Nebraska

Learn about all the options to vote in Nebraska to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Nebraska Board of Elections Phone Number: (888) 727-0007

Nebraska Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Nebraska

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Nebraska.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Nebraska

Voting by mail is a two step process in Nebraska.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is 11 days before Election Day.

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your county elections office on or before Election Day at 8 p.m. CST.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot to your county elections office so that it is received by Election Day. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Election Day - your ballot will not count.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

After you complete your ballot, sign the outside of the return envelope.

Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot. You can also return your ballot via commercial delivery services, such as FedEx or UPS (at your expense).

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you vote early in-person and do not have the ballot you requested, you will be required to complete a replacement ballot affidavit before a new ballot is issued. If you are voting at your polling place on election day, you will be required to complete a provisional ballot and form.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Nebraska does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

Your photo ID must meet ALL THREE of the following requirements

  1. Show your name;
  2. Show your photo; AND
  3. Be issued by one of the following entities:
  • The federal government
  • The state of Nebraska or a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska (e.g. county)
  • A college or university within Nebraska
  • The US Department of Defense
  • A branch of the military
  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly called the Veterans Administration)
  • A hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or skilled care facility.

Your ID does not have to show your address or an expiration date.

Valid forms of identification include;

  • Nebraska drivers license
  • Nebraska state identification card
  • Student ID from a college or university in Nebraska
  • Military ID
  • Veterans ID
  • Nursing home ID

Voter ID in Nebraska

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Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

Dates and hours vary by county. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.

You can vote early in Nebraska

Early voting is open at county elections offices. Click here to find your location.


Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Nebraska, you can preregister to vote if you are 18 by the next election. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can vote in the Nebraska primaries if you are 17 by the next election.