The only elections happening in Nebraska in 2019 are the city elections in Lincoln. You can register now for the 2020 elections.
Lincoln City elections are critical to keeping Nebraska moving forward. Check out all the information you need below for those elections.
Lincoln General Election Day: May 7, 2019, polls are open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00p.m.
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
Three Steps 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 date (May 7th) 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 the one-party rule of our state.
3. Complete your Vote By Mail application if you want to vote by mail: Vote By Mail form. Voting by mail is easy and secure. Submit the form anytime before April 26 to have your ballot mailed to you.
First Day to Request Vote by Mail
January 4, 2019
First Day Ballots Sent for Vote By Mail
April 22, 2019
First Day to Early Vote in Person
April 22, 2019
Register to Vote, Via Mail and Online Deadlines
April 19, 2019
Register to Vote In-Person Deadlines
April 26, 2019 (by 6 p.m.) at your County Elections office
Last Day to Request Vote by Mail
April 26, 2019
Last Day to Early Vote in Person
May 6, 2019
Understanding Vote By Mail and Early Voting In-Person
You can get a ballot sent to your home so you can vote early by mail–just fill the Vote By Mail form out and mail it to your county election office. A ballot then gets sent to you. Easy. Secure. Fast.
Vote By Mail Application (Spanish)
Find your County Election office (where you can do the following in person: register to vote, request to vote by mail, vote early)
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 at www.VoteFromAbroad.org.
Nebraska restores 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 felons here.
We Welcome Independent Voters
The Nebraska Democratic Party allows non-partisan (Independent) voters to request a Democratic ballot. Just ask for a “non-partisan, Democratic partisan ballot” when you arrive at your polling location.
In 2020, under Chair Kleeb’s leadership, this will be the first time Independent voters can cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary and have their votes count towards the Presidential nomination. Democrats no longer hold a caucus in our state, we have moved to a Primary for the Presidential election.
The Republican Party in Nebraska does not welcome Independent voters. Democrats know we do not win elections without Independents and we look forward to ending the one-party control of our state together.
Nebraska has a nonpartisan Legislature. Ballots for legislative races do not list party affiliation. The top two vote-getters in the Primary go on to the General Election.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will get in touch with you.