You care deeply about your community, which is why it is important to vote for the federal, state, and local representatives who make decisions about your daily quality of life in your neighborhoods, cities, schools, and state Legislature. Your voice matters.
The information on this page is meant to serve as general education for all elections.
Before you vote:
Make sure you are registered to vote and that all your information is up to date.
Check Your Voter Registration
Online: Register with Rock the Vote or at the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website.
In Person: Check your voter registration in-person at your County Clerk/Election Commissioner during normal business hours. Find your local office.
By Mail: Download and print a voter registration form.
Get factual information about the candidates and their positions on issues you care about.
Visit the League of Women Voters online guide to find impartial information about the candidates. Special thanks to the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha.
How to vote:
Request an Early Voting ballot through the Nebraska Secretary of State.
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.
Or return your ballot to an available drop box.
Your ballot must be received by the Election Commission by 8:00 p.m. CT on Election Day.
Early In Person
Vote at your Election Commission office during business hours before Election Day. Find your local office and get hours.
On Election Day
Go to your assigned polling place on Election Day between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. CT. Find your polling place.
How to Apply for Vote by Mail/Early Voting Ballot
Option 1: Download and print an application from the Nebraska Secretary of State’s website.
Fill out the application and sign it. Mail it to your county Election Commissioner, OR take a picture and email it to them.
Option 2: Make your own application!
On a blank piece of paper write: your name and residence address, your voting precinct, if known, your phone number, the mailing address you want the ballot sent to, and your signature.
Remember to write clearly and to sign it.
Email a picture of your application to your county Election Commissioner.
Know Your Rights
Registered Nonpartisan Voters can vote in the primary election. When requesting a Republican ballot, they can vote for that party’s candidates for the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives. When requesting a Democratic or Libertarian ballot, they can vote for that party’s candidates in all local, state, and federal offices, including the presidential primary.
Citizens experiencing homelessness have the right to vote and can use the address of a homeless shelter, the County Clerk, or Election Commission’s office.
People with felony convictions may vote two years after they have completed their prison sentence, finished probation, and finished parole.
People with disabilities may ask for help, including technology assistance, on Election Day. Learn more about accessible voting.