Elections & Voting in Nebraska

Election Day is November 5

  • October 7                    First day of early in-person absentee voting
  • October                   Postmark deadline for mailed-in voter registrations
  • October 18                  Deadline for online and DMV voter registration
  • October 25                  Deadline for in-person voter registration (no same-day registration)
  • October 25                  Deadline to apply for absentee ballot
  • November 4                Last day of early in-person absentee voting
  • November 5                Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballot
  • November 5                Election day


To register to vote in Nebraska, you must:

  • Be 18 years old or will be 18 on or before the Election Day of this year
  • Be a resident of Nebraska and the county where you are registering
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Not be found mentally competent by a court
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, either in Nebraska or another state or in federal court, you cannot register to vote until two years after the completion of your sentence including any probation or parole term.


How to register to vote:

  • Complete an online voter registration at NEReg2Vote. This application is available 24/7 and accessible by computer as well as mobile devices.  You will need your Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
  • You may register in person at your county election office. You do not need to bring anything with you to register to vote at the county election office.
  • You may register in person through the state Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing your driver’s license. Additionally, you can complete an online voter registration through the DMV when you renew or order a duplicate driver’s license.
  • You may also register through the state Department of Health and Human Services and State Department of Education at the time of application, review or change of address in connection with public programs.
  • An online voter registration application can be printed for your use. If you utilize a written voter application, you will be asked to submit proof of your current address (a copy of your utility bill, bank statement, etc.) as well as sign the application. You must mail your application to your county election office. Addresses for the offices are listed on the form.


Voter ID Requirements

Beginning May 2024, voter ID will be required in Nebraska. IDs must have the voter’s name and photo. IDs can be expired. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Nebraska driver’s license or state ID
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Hospital, assisted living, or nursing home record
  • Nebraska political subdivision (state, county, city, school, etc.)
  • Nebraska college or university ID

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Nebraska.


Absentee Voting

Nebraska is a “no-excuse” state, meaning any registered voter may request an early-voting (absentee) ballot, and is not required to provide a reason.

You can apply for an early-voting (absentee) ballot by contacting your county election office by mail or by fax. You can print an online early voting application, complete the form, and then mail, fax or scan/take a picture of your application and email it to your county election office. The last day for an early-voting application to be received is 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election.


Early In-Person Voting

You can vote early in-person at your county election office for a period prior to an election (30 days prior to a primary or general election and 15 days for all other elections). The day before the election is the last day to vote early in person.




Tribes in Nebraska

Federally recognized tribes

  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

State recognized tribes

  • None


Native Vote Coordinators

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!


Major Party Contact Information

Chair, Jane Kleeb


Chair, Eric Underwood

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