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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.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Online Registration Deadline
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Nebraska

Don’t miss your next election!

Your voter registration needs to be postmarked by Oct. 16th or completed online by 5pm on Oct. 16th for the general election in November. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you may do so no excuse required.

Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.

The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.

Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Nebraska:

Don't forget to put postage on your ballot. You are responsible for adding stamps.

Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.

Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.

Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Click here to access.

Presidential Primaries

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.

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd

You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from Oct. 5th to Nov. 2nd 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 Oct. 23rd.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.

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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.