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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.
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 October 28th.
Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.
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.
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.
Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.
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.
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.
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Primary Type (D): Open
Primary Type (R): Open
In Federal elections, only affiliated registered voters may participate in the respective party’s primary. However, unaffiliated voters may choose to participate with either party. In state-level races, however, unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary but are unable to participate in the Republican primary. Visit the Nebraska Democratic Party and Republican Party websites for party specific information on locations and procedures.
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.
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 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.