Voting Center

Lincoln City elections are critical to keeping Nebraska moving forward. Check out all the information you need below for those elections.

 

Lincoln Primary Election Day: April 9, 2019, polls are open 8:00am-8:00pm

Lincoln General Election Day: May 7, 2019, polls are open 8:00am-8:00pm

Find your polling place

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 dates  — April 9th and 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 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 between Dec. 7 – May 29 for the Primary and Jan. 4 – April 26 for the General. Then your ballot will be mailed to you for the Election.

Critical Dates

First Day to Request Vote by Mail (for Primary Election)
December 7, 2018

First Day Ballots Sent for Vote By Mail (for Primary Election)
March 25, 2019

First Day to Early Vote in Person (for Primary Election)
March 25, 2019

Register to Vote, Via Mail and Online Deadlines 
March 22, 2019 for the Primary

Register to Vote In-Person Deadlines 
6:00pm at your County Elections office on May 29, 2019 for the Primary

Last Day to Request Vote by Mail (for Primary Election)
May 29, 2019

Last Day to Early Vote in Person (for Primary Election)
April 8, 2019

First Day to Request Vote by Mail (for General Election)
January 4, 2019

First Day Ballots Sent for Vote By Mail (for General Election)
April 22, 2019

First Day to Early Vote in Person (for General Election)
April 22, 2019

Register to Vote, Via Mail and Online Deadlines 
April 19, 2019 for the General

Register to Vote In-Person Deadlines 
6:00pm at your County Elections office on April 26, 2019 for the General

Last Day to Request Vote by Mail (for General Election)
April 26, 2019

Last Day to Early Vote in Person (for General Election)
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.

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 at www.VoteFromAbroad.org.

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: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/felon-voting-rights.html

Open and Closed Primary Explained 

The open primary system does not apply to the General Election on Nov. 6 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 (US Senate and House of Representatives), if you are a non-partisan voter, you can still 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 non-partisans 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 when you arrive at your polling location. Republicans do not allow independent voters in their primary. As Democrats, we welcome independents!

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 info@nebraskademocrats.org and a staff member will get in touch with you.