Nebraska allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Nebraska offers early voting.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Nebraska.
To register in Nebraska you must:
To register in Nebraska you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Nebraska and of the county where you are registering; if you move to another county, you must re-register
- be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November
- not 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
- not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Nebraska can look up where to vote on Nebraska's site.
Nebraska does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
What to bring
- If you've voted in Nebraska before, you do not have to show ID to vote.
- If you're a first-time voter who registered to vote by mail, and didn't include a copy of your ID when you registered, you'll need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: any current photo ID; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Applications must be physically signed. You can take a picture or scan your request and email it to your local election office.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
Election Day registration
Nebraska does not offer registration on Election Day.
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Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
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