Voting Center

Primary Election Day: May 12, 2020. Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General Election Day:  November 3, 2020. Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Find your polling place

There are three ways to register to vote (online, in person and by mail) and three ways to cast your ballot (early, by mail or in person on election day). We give you the deadlines and further info for each below. The first step to change our state is to make a plan to vote!

Three Steps to Vote — Make a Plan to Vote

1.Register to vote. You can register to vote online. You can also change your party affiliation and change your address.

2. Add the election dates  — May 12th and November 3rd — and your polling location to your calendar now, this will help remind when and where you need to be on these two critical dates to end one-party rule of our state.

3. Complete your Vote By Mail application if you want to vote by mail: Request a Vote By Mail ballot. Voting by mail is easy and secure. Your  ballot will be mailed to you.

PRIMARY ELECTION CRITICAL DATES

First Day to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Jan. 13, 2020

First Day Vote By Mail Ballots can be Sent to You
April 6, 2020

First Day to Early Vote in Person at Your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
April 13, 2020

Last Day to Have Your Vote Vote-by-Mail Application Postmarked
April 24, 2020

Last Day Vote-by-Mail Applications are Accepted in Person at Your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
May 1, 2020 

Last Day to Register to Vote In-Person at Your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
May 1, 2020

Last day to vote early at Your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
May 11, 2020

GENERAL  ELECTION CRITICAL DATES

First Day to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot
July 6, 2020

First Day Vote-by-Mail Ballots can be Sent to You
Sept. 28, 2020

First Day to Early Vote in Person at Your County Clerk or Election Commission Office
Oct. 5, 2020

Last Day to Have Your Vote Vote-by-Mail Application Postmarked
Oct. 16, 2020

Last Day Vote-by-Mail Applications are Accepted Online or in Person or at Your DMV Office
Oct. 16, 2020 

Last Day to Register to Vote at Your DMV Office
Oct 16, 2020

Last Day Vote-By-Mail Applications are Accepted at Your County Clerk/Election Commission office
Oct. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Last Day to Register to Vote at Your County Clerk/Election Commission office
Oct. 23 

Last Day to Vote Early at Your County Clerk/Election Commission Office
Nov. 2, 2020

Voting Links

Register to vote online 

Register to vote by mail 

Find your polling place

Check to see if you are registered

Vote By Mail Application

Vote By Mail Application  (spanish)

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

Living Overseas?

Many Nebraskans living overseas don’t vote either because they don’t know they can or they think it would be too complicated. However, every American holding a US passport can, by law, vote in Federal elections. And it’s easy. You can register to vote here.

Served Time?

Nebraska does ensure ex-felons right to vote is restored after a two-year period once time is served, including probation.

You can read all the background on voting rights for ex-felons here.

Open and Closed Primary Explained 

The open primary system does not apply to the General Election on Nov. 3 since there is only one ballot for all voters, the information below only applies in the Primaries. Democrats allow Independents to vote on our partisan ballot during the primaries and Republicans do not.

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.

For all Federal Offices (U.S. Senate and House of Representatives), if you are a non-partisan voter, you can request a partisan 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 what is called a “Non-Partisan Partisan Ballot” and we allow you to vote in our Primary Elections. The Republicans in Nebraska do NOT welcome non-partisan voters in their primary races.

If you are a registered non-partisan in Nebraska, during the Presidential primaries you can request either the Democratic or Libertarian ballot at  your polling location. Republicans do not allow independent voters in their primary. As Democrats, we welcome Independents!

Voter Protection Hotline

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

Want to Run for Office?

If you want to talk about running in 2020, now is the time to start thinking about all the pieces of a campaign. Send an email to [email protected] and a staff member will get in touch with you.

Read more here.