The 2022 Elections: General Nov. 8
Special CD1 Election June 28
- The CD1 special election was called after GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigned following his felony convictions for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign donations. The winner of the special election will serve out the rest of Fortenberry’s term, which ends in January.
- CD1 Special Election early ballot request.
- See information on the CD1 special election.
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, choose the best one to keep you and others healthy during the coronavirus.
Option #1: Fill out this form and we will help you get an application to Vote-by-Mail so you can safely vote from home.
Option #2: Vote early, in-person, at your county election office. We will post here when that process begins.
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 share those #BallotSelfies to show your #NebDems pride!
- May 31 — First day of in-person early voting
- June 10 — Counties must have early voting ballots ready for delivery by mail
- June 11 — First day to accept early voting request
- June 17 at 6 p.m. — Last day for in-person voter registration
- June 17 at 6 p.m. — Last day to receive an application for early voting ballots to be mailed out
- June 27 — Last day for in-person early voting
- July 11 – First day to accept early voting requests
- Oct. 3 – Counties must have early voting ballots ready for delivery by mail
- Oct. 11 – First day of in-person early voting
- Oct. 21 – Postmark deadline for mailed voter registrations
- Oct. 21 – Agency/DMV registration deadline
- Oct. 21 before midnight – Online voter registration deadline
- Oct. 28 by 6 p.m. – Last day for in-person voter registration
- Oct. 28 by 6 p.m. – Last day to receive an application for early voting ballots to be mailed to a specific address
- Nov. 7 – Last day of in-person early voting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lancaster County has a drop box at their main office (601 N 46th Street in Lincoln). NOTE: You can no longer drop ballots off at Lincoln’s public libraries.
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.
- Jan. 10 – First day to request a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the May 10 primary election.
- July 11 – First day to accept early voting requests for the Nov. 8 general election.
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING DATES
- April 11 – First day of in-person early voting for the May 10 primary election.
- May 9 – Last day of in-person early voting for the May 10 primary election.
- 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.
Each county runs the elections at the local level.
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.