Voting in Nebraska

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Nebraska allows no-excuse early voting and no-excuse absentee voting. Nebraska voters are not required to show identification at the polls.

For full information about voting in Nebraska, contact your state election agency.


To vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following requirements:[1]

  • You must be a citizen of the United States.
  • You must be 18 years of age
  • You must have a valid voter registration record on file with the County Clerk or Election Commissioner in the county of your residence.[2]

When and where

A voter registration application can be filled out in the following locations:[1]

  • your County Election Office,
  • online at,
  • where you renew your driver’s license,
  • at public assistance agencies.[2]

Registration forms returned in person must be received by the second Friday preceding the election. Applications returned by mail must be mailed and postmarked by the third Friday preceding the election (18 days prior).

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of January 2015, Nebraska is one of the 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration. A law was enacted in 2014 to allow for online voter registration, but it had not been implemented as of January 2015.

Voting on Election Day

Voters do not need to present identification in order to vote. A voter may be asked for identification if he or she is a first-time registrants who mailed in his or her registration application and did not provide an ID at that time.[3]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In Nebraska, all polling locations are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[4] Nebraska is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Primary voting

Nebraska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. A blanket primary system is used for the nonpartisan legislature and some other statewide races. Congressional primary elections are closed.[5]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nebraska. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[6]


The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is the Wednesday prior to Election Day at 4 p.m (CST). A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 8 p.m. (CST) on Election Day.[6]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Early voting

See also: Early voting

Nebraska is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permit some form of early voting.

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See also

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