Voting in Nebraska

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This page has information relating to voting in Nebraska. For full information contact your state election agency.


Nebraska uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.

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.

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.

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).

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of April 2015, Nebraska is one of 30 states that have not implemented full 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.[2]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In Nebraska, all polling locations will be open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm central time and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm mountain time.[3]

Absentee voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nebraska. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]


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.[4]

Military and overseas voting

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

Early voting

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

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