The General Election is Nov. 3
MAKE A PLAN TO VOTE IN 3 EASY STEPS
Step #1: Register to vote online. You can change your party affiliation and change your address as well online.
Step #2: Decide if you will vote from home or at your polling location on Election Day–Nov. 3, 2020. Because of the Coronavirus, we encourage you to vote from home — get your Vote-By-Mail application sent to you.
Step #3: If you applied to vote from home for the Primary Election and are not on the permanent Vote-By-Mail list (which only a few counties have), you need to submit another application to vote from home for the General Election. Once ballots start to go out on Sept. 28, you can track the status of your ballot to make sure your vote was counted. We have all the Democratic candidates listed on our website so you know who the Dems are in the non-partisan races.
QUICK VOTING LINKS
Find your polling place (where you go on Election Day–Nov. 3–to vote, we encourage you to vote from home).
VOTER REGISTRATION DATES
Oct. 16: Last Day to have your voter registration application postmarked.
Oct. 16: Last day to register to vote online.
Oct. 16: Last day to register to vote at your DMV Office.
Oct. 23 (by 6 p.m.): Last Day to register to vote at your County Clerk/Election Commission office.
You need to apply to vote by mail. Voting by mail is safe, easy, secure and allows you to avoid lines and bad weather.
July 6: First day to request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot.
Sept. 28: First day the Vote-by-Mail ballots are sent to you by the County Election Commission.
Oct. 23 (by 6 p.m.): Last Day that Vote-By-Mail applications are accepted at your County Clerk/Election Commission office.
Nov. 3: Last day to get your Vote-By-Mail ballot into the local election office. You can mail it or drop it off at County Clerk/Election Commission office. If you are placing your ballot in the mail, please do so by Oct. 28 to ensure it arrives by Nov. 3, 2020.
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING DATES
Oct. 5: First Day to vote early, in person, at your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
Nov. 2: Last Day to vote early, in person, at your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
Nov. 3: Election Day–polls open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT/7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Find your polling location.
Each county decides how they will conduct the elections. While we wish our entire state was voting safely from home, most voters still need to request to get a ballot sent to your residence.
Some counties are now ALL Vote-By-Mail, meaning you do not have to request to vote from home, your county automatically sends you a ballot. These counties include: Boone, Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill, Stanton, rural precincts of Wayne.
The counties that have announced they are sending a Vote-By-Mail Application to ALL voters: Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy.
**Please note, you still need to complete and return the Application in order for the Ballot to be sent to you in order for you to vote from home. If you checked a box to be on the Permanent Vote-By-Mail List, you will get a postcard from your County Election office where you need to affirm you still want to vote from home for the General Election.
If you have questions about your county, please contact your County Clerk/Election Commission office.
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.” 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.
If you experience any problems on election day you can call Civic Nebraska’s voter protection hotline.
In English: (402) 904-5191
En Español: 1-888-839-8682