Voting in Nebraska
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To vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
When and where
A voter registration application can be filled out in the following locations:
- your County Election Office,
- online at www.sos.ne.gov,
- where you renew your driver’s license,
- at public assistance agencies.
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 3rd Friday preceding the election (18 days prior).
As of December 2013, Nebraska is one of the 37 states that have not implemented online voter registration.
Voting on election day
Voters do not need to present identification in order to vote. Voters are asked for their ID if they are first time Nebraska registrants who mailed in their registration application and did not provide an ID at that time.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nebraska. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office at least 6 days prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 8pm (CST) on election day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
Nebraska is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 35 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.