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Vote By Mail in the General Election

Good news: Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced on August 19, 2020 that every registered voter will receive an early ballot application in the mail either from the state or their county! If you are not registered to vote, you can register here.

Protect the health of yourself and others -- vote by mail this November! Voting by mail in Nebraska is easy, safe, and convenient. There are three different options for you to submit a vote by mail application:

Option 1: If your registration is current, you will receive an early ballot application in the mail. You can complete it and either mail it back or email a picture of the application to your county election commissioner. Just don’t forget to sign it!

Some counties (Boone, Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill, and Stanton) are already all vote by mail, so you should receive information on voting by mail if you are a registered voter.

Option 2: Download and print an application from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website. Fill out the application and sign it. 

     Vote by Mail Application - English

     Vote by Mail Application - Spanish

You can complete it and either mail it back or email a picture of the application to your county election commissioner. Just don’t forget to sign it! 

Option 3: Make your own application to email your county Election Commissioner! 

On a blank piece of paper write:

  • Your name
  • Your residence address 
  • Your voting precinct, if you know it
  • Your phone number
  • The mailing address you want the ballot sent to
  • Your signature.

Remember to write clearly and to sign it before emailing! 

Find your Election Commissioner’s contact information here. Some counties will have designated emails for vote by mail applications, so be sure to check their website!


Requests for Vote by Mail ballots must be received by Election Officials by 6 PM on October 23rd -- the sooner you complete and return your vote by mail application, the better! 

**In Douglas and Sarpy counties, you can text an image of your completed application to earlyvote@sarpy.com or earlyvoting@votedouglascounty.com

After you’ve completed and returned your Vote By Mail application, early voting by mail starts September 28, 2020. Here are a few things to remember: 

The ballot will be mailed to you. Fill out your ballot. Be sure to sign the back of the return envelope— your signature is how your vote is verified. 

Mail it back to your County Clerk/Election Commissioner with a regular postage stamp by the Friday before Election Day. Find your County Election Office here

Or you can return your ballot to one of the available drop boxes postage free -- drop box locations will be sent with your ballot. 

Your ballot must be received by the Election Commission by 8 p.m. CT on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

You can track the status of your ballot as well as your registration at the Nebraska Voter Check website.

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