The 2022 Elections: November 8
- See Our 2022 Democratic Candidates
- Get a Vote By Mail Application Sent to You
- Register to Vote, Change Your Party, Update Your Address
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE IN 3 EASY STEPS
Step #1: Register to vote.
Step #2: Decide which way you will vote. You have 3 options.
Option #1 Vote by Mail: Fill out this form and we will send you a Vote By Mail application. After you mail back the completed application, your county election office sends you a ballot starting on Oct. 3.
Option #2 Vote Early, In-Person: Starting on Oct. 11, you can walk into your county election office during their regular office house and vote.
Option #3 Vote on Election Day: On November 8, head to your local polling location from 8am-8pm CT / 7am-7pm MT.
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 share those #BallotSelfies to show your #NebDems pride!
- July 11 – First day to fill out your vote-by-mail application (must complete that by Oct, 28 in order to vote by mail)
- Oct. 11 – First day of to vote early in-person at your county election office. Find your county election office
- Oct. 21 – Deadline to mail your voter registration form (you can complete one online also!)
- Nov. 3 — Last day to mail your ballot to ensure it arrives in time (your county election office MUST have your ballot by 8pm on Nov. 8)
- Nov. 8 — Vote at your polling location (if you did not vote early or vote by mail). Find your polling station.
CONTACT A COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Douglas County: 402.558.5912
Lancaster County: 402.476.2268
Sarpy County: 402.884.5053
For all others, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience any problems with early voting or at your polling place on election day, you can call The National Voter Assistance hotline number — 833-336-8683 — or email the NDP at email@example.com
DROPPING OFF VOTE-BY-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND COMPLETED BALLOTS
All 93 counties have drop-boxes outside their courthouses or election commission offices. Find your county election office.
Douglas County has multiple drop-boxes to make it easy and convenient. Find the Douglas drop-boxes here.
Sarpy County has multiple drop-boxes to make it easy and convenient. Contact their office to get locations.
Eleven Nebraska counties conduct all-mail elections: Boone, Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill and Stanton. If you live in one of those counties and are registered to vote, a ballot will be automatically sent to you. In addition, the following counties have all vote-by-mail in just selected precincts: Cuming, Hamilton, Harlan, Nance, Phelps, Richardson, Thayer and Wayne. Contact your local election office for details.
QUICK VOTING LINKS
Find your polling place (where you go on Election Day to vote, we encourage you to vote from home).
You need to apply to vote by mail. Voting by mail is safe, easy, secure and allows you to avoid lines and bad weather.
Make sure you complete your Vote By Mail application by Oct. 28 so it gets back to your county election office in time for them to send you a ballot.
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING DATES
You can vote early by just walking into your County Election Office starting on Oct. 11, 2022. Here is a list of the Clerk/Election Commission offices in each county. Most of the offices are open 9-5pm, Mon-Fri.
- Oct. 11 – First day of in-person early voting for the Nov. 8 general election.
- Nov. 7 – Last day of in-person early voting for the Nov. 8 general election.
Democrats Abroad help Nebraskans living overseas vote. Get all the information you need to vote abroad here.
NEBRASKANS 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.
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.
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.
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.