How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to Vote
Register to vote in Nebraska, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Nebraska
Don’t miss your next election!
Nebraska will hold its presidential and state primary election on May 12th. You may select to vote by-mail be requesting an absentee ballot by May 1st.
In Federal elections, only affiliated registered voters may participate in the respective party’s primary or caucus. 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 caucus locations and procedures. Note that the Democratic Caucus will NOT be held at traditional polling locations.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Nebraska has its Republican primary and state primary on the same day, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the Republican presidential primary election. Note that in state-level races, however, unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in the Democratic primary but are unable to participate in the Republican primary.Find Your Representatives
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: April 13th to May 11th
You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from April 13th to May 11th, before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.
To vote early by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
Absentee ballot requests open 120 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Nebraska
Do Voters Need ID?
- No, voters do not need an ID
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in Nebraska.
- If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
- You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.