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 for persons who have recently moved to Nebraska, or moved to another state after that state’s registration deadline. They may vote a Presidential-only ballot by contacting the 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 restore the right to vote two years following completion of sentence, including any parole term. If you have been convicted of treason you must apply to have your voting rights restored.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Nebraska
Where To Vote In Nebraska
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote early by mail in Nebraska.
To request an early voting ballot in Nebraska, print and complete an early voting application and then mail, fax, or scan/take a picture of your application and email it to your county election office. Your original, non-digital signature must be included if submitting the form by mail or in person; if faxing or emailing the application, a scanned signature is sufficient.
Click here to track your Nebraska early vote by mail ballot.
To return your Nebraska early vote by mail ballot, mail it back or return it in person to your county election office.
Early Voting In Nebraska
Nebraska offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 30 days before a primary or general election and 15 days before all other elections. The day before the election is the last day to vote early in person.
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