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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.

Election Details

Visit the Nebraska Election Website or call (888) 727-0007 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

There are municipal elections in Nebraska in 2021. Contact your local election office for specific dates and information.

For the May 4th municipal election in Lincoln, your voter registration needs to be postmarked by April 16th or completed online by 5pm on April 16th for municipal elections on May 4th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you may do so no excuse required.

Your polling place hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.



Presidential Primaries

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.

Statewide Primaries

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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: see Local Election office 

You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from see Local Election office 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 no later than see Local Election office. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Election Day.

Absentee ballot requests open 120 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.


Voter ID + Access for Nebraska

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • 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.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info