Voter Registration Requirements

  • You need to be a United States citizen.
  • You need to be 18 or older on Election Day.
  • You need to live in the state of Nebraska.
  • You can't have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, at least two years need to have passed since the completion of your sentence for the felony, including any parole term.
  • You can't have been officially found to be mentally incompetent.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registers by mail, you're required to submit proof of identification either at the time of registration or when you vote. You can include a copy of your identification with your registration form today! Acceptable forms of ID include: a current utility bill, bank statement, valid photo ID, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Don't forget -- your state may have additional ID requirements when you go to the polls.

If you have additional questions about voting in Nebraska, please contact:

Elections Division: (402)-471-2555;

Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked by: the third Friday before Election Day.
  • In person: before 6 p.m. on the second Friday before Election Day.

Felony Information

Under Nebraska law, if you have been convicted of a felony, you may register to vote two years after completing all the terms of your sentence, including parole. For more information on voting after a felony conviction, visit the Nebraska Secretary of State's website, or call their Elections Division at 402-471-2555.

Information for Students

  • You must be a resident of the state in which you register and vote. If you're a student from Nebraska who attends school in another state, you may need to determine whether you're a Nebraska resident or a resident of the state where you attend school. The important thing to keep in mind is that you may only cast your vote in one state.
  • Here's what Nebraska says about residency: Under Nebraska law, your residence is the place where you actually live, at which you have established a permanent and principal home, and to which, when you depart, you intend to return. It is not necessary that you have the intention of always remaining, but there must be no intention of presently moving.
  • If you determine you're a Nebraska resident, but will not be present in this state or will be away from your home district on Election Day, be sure to check the absentee ballot application requirements and deadlines. In addition, Nebraska residents who attend school in-state, but in a different election district, may be eligible to register and vote in the election district where they live while attending school.
  • To determine whether you're a resident of a different state where you attend school, be sure to check that state's residency requirements.

Identification Information

First-time voters who registered by mail may need to show one of the following forms of identification:

  • Current and valid photo ID, or
  • Utility bill, or
  • Bank statement, or
  • Paycheck, or
  • Government check, or
  • Other government document that shows your name and address

Same Day Registration


Early Voting Information

In Nebraska, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.

Vote Early in Person

All voters in Nebraska may vote before Election Day.

Depending on your county, you may vote early either at the office of the County Clerk or the Election Commissioner. To find the location where you can vote before Election Day, contact your County election official here.

Vote Early by Mail

You can also vote before Election Day by completing an Early Voting Ballot and submitting it by mail.
Complete the Application for an Early Voter's Ballot and return it to your County Clerk or Election Commissioner either by mail or in person so that it is received by October 31, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

Contact your county's election official here.

Your completed Early Voting Ballot must be returned in person or by mail to your County Clerk or Election Commissioner's office so that it is received by the close of polls on Election Day

Secretary of State