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Nebraska: Voter Guide
Voting Information // Nebraska

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

There are no upcoming elections. Sign up for email or text notifications prior to important election dates.

Voting Qualifications

Not have been convicted of treason, unless you have had your civil rights stored
Not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, two years have passed since the sentence was completed (including any parole)
Not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent
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
Resident of Nebraska
United States Citizen


In Person - 
Due by the 2nd Friday preceding an Election
Mail - 
Postmarked 18 days before Election Day
Online - 
Due 18 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Application to request absentee ballot due by the second Friday preceding the election
Mail - 
Voted ballot due by close of polls on Election Day
In Person - 
Between 1 and 30 days before Election Day

More Information

Voters may choose from one of the three statewide parties currently recognized in Nebraska: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian or they may choose to not affiliate with any party by checking the non-partisan box on the application. If you wish to vote in the primary election, where parties choose their nominees for state and county offices, you need to declare your party affiliation. If you register without a political party affiliation, you will receive only the non-partisan ballots at a primary election. Non-partisans may designate a party preference at primary elections and receive partisan ballots for the Senate and House congressional races.

Any registered Nebraska voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

If you’re voting for the first time in Nebraska, registered to vote by mail and didn’t include a copy of your ID when you registered, you’ll need to include a copy of your ID when you vote early or on Election Day. Bring or include a copy of one of the following:

  • Any current photo ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address

Otherwise you will not be asked to show ID at the polls.