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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your Nebraska driver’s license or state ID card to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the registration form online or contact your county election office to have one sent to you.


2. Fill out the form

Steps 1–2 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8

Steps 3–5 · Provide your name, birthday, and city and state where you were born

Step 6 · Provide your Nebraska driver’s license number. If you don’t have a Nebraska driver’s license number, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

  • If you don’t have a Nebraska driver’s license number or social security number, leave this step blank

Step 7 · Provide your address

Step 8 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 7

Step 9 · Provide the name or address of your previous registration, if applicable

Step 10 · Provide your party affiliation information or select “nonpartisan” if you’re not affiliated with a party

Step 11 · (Optional) Provide your phone number and email address

Step 12 · Sign and date the form

Step 13 · If you’ve never registered or voted in Nebraska before, include a copy of a photo ID or other document that has your name and residential address, such as:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Other government document

3. Send the form.

Mail your completed form by Oct 21 to your county election office


Check if you’re registered to vote

votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Pick up the form from your county election office.


2. Fill out the form

Steps 1–2 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8

Steps 3–5 · Provide your name, birthday, and city and state where you were born

Step 6 · Provide your Nebraska driver’s license number

  • If you don’t have a Nebraska driver’s license number, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • If you don’t have a Nebraska driver’s license number or Social Security number, leave this step blank

Step 7 · Provide your address

Step 8 · Provide your mailing address, if different from Step 7

Step 9 · Provide the name or address of your previous registration, if applicable

Step 10 · Provide your party affiliation information or select “nonpartisan” if you’re not affiliated with a party

Step 11 · (Optional) Provide your phone number and email address

Step 12 · Sign and date the form

Step 13 · If you’ve never registered or voted in Nebraska before, include a copy of a photo ID or other document that has your name and residential address, such as:

  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Other government document

3. Return the form.

Return your completed form by Oct 28 to your county election office


Check if you’re registered to vote

votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Nebraska address
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be convicted for a felony, or if convicted, two years have passed since the completion of the sentence and any parole term
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court
Online
October 21

Mail
October 21

In Person
October 28

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 10–Nov 7

Complete the early voting ballot application and ballot in person at the County Clerk/Election Commission office

Bring an accepted ID, if required.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 8 AM–8 PM CT. If you’re in line at your polling location by 8 PM CT, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID, if required


Who can vote early

Any registered voter can vote early in person or by mail.

Who can vote by mail

Any registered voter can vote early in person or by mail.


1. Get the early voting ballot

Download and print the early voting ballot application or get one from your County Clerk/Election Commissioner.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your name

Step 2 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, check the box for “General”

Step 3 · Provide the address where you’d like the ballot mailed to you

Step 4 · (Optional) Provide your phone number or email address

Step 5 · Sign and date the form


3. Send the form

Return your completed application so it’s received by your County Clerk/Election Commissionerby close of business on Oct 28


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill it out
  • Absentee ballots must be received at the address on the ballot return envelope no later than 8 PM Central/7 PM Mountain on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot on votercheck.necvr.ne.gov
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 6 AM–7 PM

Bring your ID

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Nebraska. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live at a Nebraska address
  • Not be convicted of a felony, or if convicted, two years have passed since the completion of the sentence and any parole term
  • Not currently judged incompetent by a court

ID requirements

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

Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need to provide ID if you’ve already voted in your county at least once. If you are a first-time voter in your county, and you you did not include a copy of your ID with your voter registration form, then you must include a copy with your absentee ballot application. You may include a copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and Nebraska address.
All county election offices will accept Early Voting applications up to 120 days prior to a statewide Primary or General election. However, regular Early Voting ballots are not sent out or voted until 35 days before the Election.