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Basics of voting in Nebraska


Before voting in Nebraska, it's important to know if you're registered at your current address. The deadline to register by mail or online is Oct. 16. While the deadline for in-person registration is Oct. 23.

In Nebraska, you can not vote and cast your ballot on the same day. If you're registering for the first time in Nebraska by mail, you must provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government.

You may register in person through Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing your driver's license.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download a voter registration form.


In Nebraska, you are able to vote by mail without an excuse.

All registered voters in Nebraska should have received a mail-in ballot request automatically. Those ballots need to be received by the county election office by election day.

Click here to download a request form.

The first day you can vote absentee is Oct. 5. Ballots can be dropped off in-person as late as Nov. 2.

After you vote by mail, you can track your absentee ballot here.


Last, of all, you have the option to vote in-person on election day, which is Nov. 3. Where you go to vote depends on your precinct.

Click here to find your polling place.

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