2024 NDP Voting Center


All of the dates below are for the General Election — November 5, 2024. 


October 25, 2024 (by 6 p.m): Last day to register to vote in-person at your county election office


July 8, 2024: First day that Election offices can accept Vote-by-Mail applications

Oct 7, 2024: First Day that Vote-By-Mail ballots can be sent to you, if you apply to vote by mail after this date they send the ballot to you on a rolling basis–you can always check to see where your ballot is online

November 5, 2024: Last day your Vote-By-Mail ballot can be received by your county election office–you can drop it to your county election office by this date or ensure you leave plenty of time if mailing from home or the post office

You can always check the status of your early ballot here (whether it was mailed to you and whether the county election office received it).

In-Person Early Voting 

Oct 7, 2024:  First Day to vote early, in-person, at your county election office

November 4, 2024: Last Day to vote early, in-person, at your county election office

Election Day Voting

Check Your Polling Location 
On Election Day
(November 5!) Polls are open from 8am-8pm Central, 7am-7pm Mountain

Voting Links

Check to see if you are registered to vote

Find your polling place  (where you go on Election Day to vote)

Vote By Mail Application 

How to Return your Ballot Application

Find your County Election office (where you can do the following: register to vote, request to vote by mail, vote early)

Spanish Versions of Election Forms

Voter ID

How voter ID will work with voting

The May 14, 2024 election will be the first election to require a photo ID to vote.  Please check with your family, friends, and neighbors to make sure that they have an acceptable form of ID so they can vote.

Acceptable ID

Acceptable forms of photo ID: Nebraska driver's license, Nebraska state ID, Nebraska college ID, Nebraska political subdivision ID, such as an ID from a state, county, city, public school, etc.), hospital, assisted-living or nursing home record, military ID, tribal ID, and U.S. passport.

Voting in person 
  • Present an acceptable form of photo ID

  • OR present reasonable impediment certification

  • OR vote provisionally

Voting early at the county election office
  • Present an acceptable form of photo ID

  • OR present reasonable impediment certification

  • OR vote provisionally

Voting early by mail

  • Write driver’s license or state ID number on the early voting application

  • OR enclose a photocopy of acceptable form of ID

  • OR enclose a photocopy of reasonable impediment certification

Voting in by-mail precincts or by-mail special elections:
  • Write driver’s license or state ID number on the ballot return envelope

  • OR enclose a photocopy of acceptable form of ID

  • OR enclose a photocopy of reasonable impediment certification

How to get a free ID 

Voters can get a free state ID for voting purposes at your local Nebraska DMV. You need to bring documents confirming your identity (birth certificate) and your address when applying for a state ID. 

  • To find more information about getting a state ID, click here.

  • To find your local DMV office, click here.

If you need a free copy of your Nebraska birth certificate, contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Records. 

The Secretary of State’s office updated the Voter ID English and Spanish brochures in November 2023.
For the best print, select “Fit” under Page Sizing and Handling. Select “Print on both sides of paper” and “Flip on short edge.” Under page orientation, select “landscape.” 

Disability Voting Rights

Those with disabilities, whether physical or intellectual, have the right to vote however access can be a challenge.  You have the right to request your ballot by mail and if you choose to vote in person, the polling location, by law, should be ADA accessible. Below are some additional resources:

Living Overseas?

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

Military Voters


Served Time?

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.


Do Democrats Allow Independents to Vote in the Primary? 

Democrats allow Independents to vote in all of our Primary elections. The Republican Party does NOT welcome Independent voters. Just ask for a Democratic ballot when you vote, it is that easy!

We no longer are holding caucuses in our state. So all offices, including the President, will be on your primary ballot.

If you are a registered non-partisan in Nebraska, during the Presidential primaries you can request a Democratic ballot at your polling location on May 14 or when you apply to vote by mail or when you vote early at your county election office. 

For all Congressional offices (U.S. Senate and House of Representatives), if you are a non-partisan voter, you can request a partisan Democratic ballot for these federal races. That is a matter of federal law. We hope you choose the Democrats!

For all other state partisan elections (Governor, PSC, etc.), the Democratic Party allows Independent voters to request a Democratic ballot. The Republicans in Nebraska do NOT welcome non-partisan voters in their primary races.

In Nebraska, we have a non-partisan state Legislature — this means regardless of your party affiliation, you can vote for the person you want to see represent you. The top two vote-getters — regardless of party —  in the Primary go on to the General Election.


There are three ways to register to vote (online, in person and by mail) and three ways to cast your ballot (early at your county election office, by mail or in person at your polling location on election day). We give you the deadlines and further info for each below.

  1. Register to vote. You can also change your party affiliation and change your address. Democrats allow Independents to vote in our primary.
  2. Add the election dates  — May 14th (primary) and November 5th (general)— and your polling location to your calendar now. Adding the dates and location to vote will help remind you where and when you need to be on these two critical dates.
  3. Complete your Vote-By-Mail application, if you want to vote by mail, and send the application into your county election officeVoting by mail is easy and secure. Your ballot will be mailed to you.