Nebraska Election Information

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Upcoming Elections in Your State

2014 Primary Election: May 13, 2014

2014 General Election: Novembre 4, 2014

For more information, visit the Secretary of State's Elections website.

Other Important Election Information

When You Can Vote

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Central Time (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Time)

Early Voting

2014 General Election: November 4, 2014 is the last day to cast an early voting ballot in person at your County Election Office.  Ballots received by mail must arrive, by mail or hand delivery, at the elections office by the closing of the polls on Election Day (8 p.m. Central Time/7 p.m. Mountain Time).


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Registration Deadlines

2014 General Election: October 17, 2014 (mail in and state agency registration), October 24, 2014 at 6pm (in person)

Voter registration forms (download online here) must be postmarked on or before the 3rd Friday before the election. This is also the last day for registering through a motor vehicles office or state agency. You may register in person at the clerk's office before 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday before the election. Click here for a list of contact information for County Clerk/Election’s Commissioners’ offices.

Identification Required for Registration

You will need either a photo ID or a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that has proof of your name and address.

If you mail in your ballot, you should include a copy of one of these. If you do not, you will have to show one of these documents at the polls on Election Day.

How to Check Registration

Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Check online.

If You Want to Vote Early & Absentee

Any voter may apply for an early voting ballot (formerly called Absentee ballot in Nebraska).

Any voter is eligible to apply for an Early Voting (sometimes called Absentee) ballot. Under state law, you do not need to give a reason when you apply for the ballot.

You can get an Early Voting Ballot by:

Rules and Deadlines:

  • You can request an early voting ballot be mailed to you any time in the 120 days before an election, up to the Wednesday before the election at 4 p.m. For the 2014 General Election, the deadline to request a mailed ballot is Wednesday, October 29th at 4 p.m.
  • Ballots will be sent out beginning 35 days before the election. This is also the first day you can vote in person at your clerk's office (September 30 for the 2014 General Election)
  • The Monday before Election Day (November 4, 2014) is the last day to cast an early voting ballot in person at your County Election Office.
  • All early voting ballots must be received, by mail or hand delivery, by the elections office by the closing of the polls on Election Day (8 p.m. Central Time/7 p.m. Mountain Time).

If you registered by mail, did not enclose any ID with your registration, and have not voted in your precinct before, you will need either a photo ID or a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document which is not more than 60 days old and contains proof of your name and address.

Otherwise, no ID is required.

Registered voters who moved from one residence to another in the same county, or who changed their name and remained in the same county will be allowed to vote at the polling place designated for their new residence.  Persons moving from one county in Nebraska to another county in Nebraska must re-register in their new county in order to be eligible to vote.

If you have moved out of Nebraska within the 30 days before an election, you are eligible to vote for President and Vice President at your old address. Contact your county clerk for a ballot.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Nebraska-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email.  If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA.  Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's Nebraska-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline.  The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices.  The FWAB may also be used  to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step.  If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline.  For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Nebraska-specific FWAB page.

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

Convicted felons are not eligible to vote in Nebraska until two years after the completion of their sentence (including parole, but not probation). Individuals convicted of treason are not allowed to vote, unless their civil rights are restored.


 

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Voter Checklist

For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: “Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities

For more information for student voters, visit the Nebraska Student Voting Guide from the Brennan Center for Justice.

 

Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights


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