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 which way you will vote. You have 3 options, choose the best one to keep you and others healthy during the coronavirus.
Vote from home with a mail-in ballot (link to vbm app google form). Your ballot must be received by Nov. 3, so mail it back by Oct. 27 or drop it off at a drop-box (hyperlink). You can track your ballot to make sure it was received (link).
- Vote early, in-person, at your County Election office anytime Oct. 5-Nov. 2, offices are typically open 9am-5pm.
Vote at your local polling location on Election Day — Nov. 3, 2020.
Step #3: Spread the word to your friends and family that you voted and help them make a plan to vote. Share this link, help people understand how they can vote early and keep showing your #NebDems pride with selfies of you voting and your yard signs!
The NDP has also made Voter Guides showing the Democrats on the ballot (including this in non-partisan races) you can use to fill out your ballot.
DROPPING OFF VOTE-BY-MAIL APPLICATIONS AND COMPLETED BALLOTS
All 93 counties have drop-boxes outside their courthouses or election commission offices.
In addition, Sarpy and Douglas counties have multiple drop-boxes. Find their locations here.
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 runs the elections at the local level.
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 Nebraska Sec. of State announced all voters will get a Vote-By-Mail Application, just like what counties did in the Primary Election. Each county is sending the applications out at different times. You can check with your local Election Commission office to see when they are sending you an application or the NDP can send one to you, just fill out our form.
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) 890-5291
En Español: (888) 839-8682
Asian Languages: (888) 274-8683
Arabic: (844) 925-5287
Volunteer on Election Day
If you would like to become a poll worker for the Nov. 3 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.