NDP Voting Center

Lincoln and Omaha City Elections

Lincoln and Omaha Primary Elections April 6

Lincoln General Election May 4

Omaha General Election May 11

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MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE IN 3 EASY STEPS

Step #1: Register to vote. T

Step #2: Decide which way you will vote. You have 3 options, choose the best one to keep you and others healthy during the coronavirus.

Option #1: Request a mail-in-ballot.

Option #2: Vote early, in-person, at your county election office.

Option #3: Vote at your local polling location.

Step #3: Spread the word. It is not enough for us to vote. We need help our friends and family make a plan to vote. Share this link to our Vote Center and our Voter Guides. Share those #BallotSelfies to show your #NebDems pride!

CITY OF LINCOLN ELECTION DATES

Primary Election

Jan. 4 — First day to request a mail-in ballot for both the primary and general elections

March 22 — Early primary ballots mailed out or can be picked up at the local election office in Lincoln

March 22 — First day to vote early in-person for the primary election at the local election office in Lincoln

March 26, 6 p.m. — Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the primary.

April 5 — Last day to vote early in-person at the local election office in Lincoln

April 6 — Primary election day. Polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All early voting ballots must be returned to an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m.

General Election

Jan. 4 — First day to request a mail-in ballot.

April 19 — Early primary election ballots mailed out or can be picked up at the local election office in Lincoln

April 19 — First day to vote early in-person at the local election office in Lincoln

April 23, 6 p.m. — Last day to request an early ballot by mail

May 3 — Last day to vote early in-person at the local election office

May 4 — General election day. Polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All early voting ballots must be returned to an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m.

CITY OF OMAHA ELECTION DATES

Primary Election

Jan. 11 — First day to request a mail-in ballot for both the primary and general elections

March 26 — Last day to request a mail-in ballot for primary

March 22 — Early primary ballots mailed out or can be picked up at the local election office in Omaha

March 22 — First day to vote early in-person for the primary election at the local election office in Omaha

April 5 — Last day to vote early in-person for the primary election at the local election office in Omaha

April 6 — Primary election day. Polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All early voting ballots must be returned to an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m..

General Election

Jan. 11 — First day to request a mail-in ballot for the general election

April 30 — Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the general election

April 26 — Early general election ballots mailed out or can be picked up at the local election office in Omaha

April 26 First day to vote early in-person for the general election

May 10 — Last day to vote early in-person for the general election at the local election office

May 11 — General Election Day. Polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All early voting ballots must be returned to an official ballot drop box by 8 p.m..

VOTING PROBLEMS

If you experience any problems with early voting or at your polling place on election day, you can call thea Civic Nebraska’s Election Protection Hotline — 402.890.5291 –or call  or email the NDP — 402-434-2180/[email protected]

DROPPING OFF VOTE-BY-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND COMPLETED BALLOTS

Lancaster County has a drop box at their main office (601 N 46th Street in Lincoln) and there is a drop-box at every public library.

Douglas County has multiple drop-boxes to make it easy and convenient. Find the Douglas drop-boxes here.

QUICK VOTING LINKS

Track your ballot.

Get your Voter Guide–the list of Democrats you will see on your ballot. We will post information when it is available.

Request a Vote-By-Mail application to be sent to you.

Check to see if you are registered to vote at the right address.

Find your polling place  (where you go on Election Day–Nov. 3–to vote, we encourage you to vote from home).

Spanish Versions of Election Forms.

Sample ballots and other FAQ.

LIVING OVERSEAS

Democrats Abroad help Nebraskans living overseas vote. Get all the information you need to vote abroad here.

VOTERS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

From the NE SOS office: “Voters with disabilities can use the accessible ballot marking device to vote early by scheduling an appointment with their County Election Office.” All county election offices are closed to the public, so you must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

FORMERLY INCARCERATED NEBRASKANS

Nebraska law ensures that people who have served time can have their right to vote restored after a two-year period following the successful completion of their sentence, including probation.

You can read all the background on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people here.

VOLUNTEER

Poll Worker

If you would like to become a poll worker for the election, contact your county election office.

They will then send you information on training and how to register for this paid position in your county.

Time requirements are a training class, which varies in time by county, usually 1-2 hours and then working the day of the election 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT.

We want to caution that only those without underlying health issues should consider this option since you will be in contact with various people during the day.

We strongly encourage volunteers to sign up for to be a Poll Watcher which will give you more ability to socially distance.

Poll Watcher

The NDP is asking as many of our supporters as possible to sign up to be a Poll Watcher. Civic Nebraska, a non-partisan group, is seeking individuals to volunteer as non-partisan election observers. Observers act in a passive role, monitoring elections and the polling places, reporting back to Civic Nebraska their observations, particularly instances of concern.

As part of their observations, election observers gather data on how elections are ran from one county to the next and record any irregularities or differing treatment of voters based on geography.

Volunteers will also check to see if polling places are ADA compliant. This information is shared with local county election officials and state election officials to identify areas of success and improvement and pursue future legislative initiatives to improve the voter’s experience.

If you are interested in becoming a poll watcher, fill out this form from Civic Nebraska and they will train you and then place you at a polling location.