Voting in Nebraska
Upcoming Elections and Deadlines in Nebraska
If you're registering by mail, your voter registration must be received by 10/21/2022 and postmarked by 10/21/2022.
If you're registering in person, your voter registration must be received by close of business 10/21/2022.
If you're returning your completed absentee ballot application by mail, it must be received by 10/28/2022.
If you're returning your completed absentee ballot application by hand, it must be received by 10/28/2022.
You may not be able to request an absentee ballot online in Nebraska.
If you're returning your completed ballot by mail, it must be received by close of polls 11/08/2022.
If you're returning your completed ballot by hand, it must be received by close of polls 11/08/2022.
Voter Registration In Nebraska
Who Can Register In Nebraska
To register to vote in Nebraska, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Nebraska
- Be at least 18 years old on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
- Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, at least two years have passed since the completion of your sentence for the felony, including any parole term
If you are mailing in your voter registration, it must be postmarked by the third Friday before the election. If someone else is delivering your voter registration, it must arrive by the third Friday before the election. If you are completing or delivering your voter registration in person, you must do so by 6pm on the second Friday before the election.
Nebraska Election Day Registration
Nebraska does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline. The only exception is at a presidential election if you have recently moved to Nebraska, or if you moved from Nebraska to another state after that state’s registration deadline. You can vote a presidential-only ballot by contacting your county election official.
You can pre-register to vote in Nebraska if you will turn 18 years old on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Voting Rights Restoration
Nebraska does remove voting rights for people with felony convictions. Voting rights are automatically restored after two full years after full completion of sentence, including any parole or probation.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Nebraska
Where To Vote In Nebraska
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Nebraska; no excuse is needed.
Early Voting In Nebraska
Nebraska offers early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 35 days prior to a primary or general election and 15 days for all other elections and ends the day before an election.
Primary Elections In Nebraska
Nebraska has closed primaries by default, but political parties may choose to open them. 17-year-olds can vote in the primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Nebraska
Additional Nebraska Resources
Your State Election Official
Nebraska Secretary of State
Robert B. Evnen
Phone number: 402.471.2555