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    Voter Registration in Nebraska

    Nebraska residents can register to vote by mail or in person. The voter registration application is available for download and at many locations, including libraries and post office locations.

    Voter registration is also offered at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other state agencies.

    Read below to learn more about registering to vote in Nebraska.

    Voter Eligibility in Nebraska

    You can register to vote in Nebraska if you:

    • Are a citizen of the United States.
    • Will be 18 years old by Election Day.
    • Live in Nebraska.
      • You can register to vote as soon as you move to NE. There is no waiting period.

    You CANNOT vote if:

    • You were convicted of a felony and it has been less than 2 years since you completed your sentence and/or parole.
    • You have been declared mentally incompetent.

    Register to Vote in Nebraska

    In Nebraska, you can register to vote:

    • By mail.
    • In person.

    After you register, you will receive verification of your application and information about your polling place.

    However, if your application is missing information, you will receive a notice to provide the additional information before your registration can be completed.

    By Mail

    To register to vote by mail:

    • Complete the Nebraska Voter Registration Application.
      • The form is also available at libraries, post offices, and banks.
    • If you are registering for the first time in NE, include either of the following forms of ID:
      • Copy of a current photo ID.
      • A copy of a document, such as a bank statement or utility bill, that:
        • Is dated no more than 60 days before you submit your application.
        • Shows your correct name and address(as it appears on your application).
    • Be sure to sign the application.
    • Mail the application to your County Clerk/Election Commissioner.
      • Addresses are listed on the form.

    In Person

    You can complete a registration application in person at:

    Military and Out-of-State NE Voters

    If you are a Nebraska resident currently living out-of-state for military service (or as a military dependent), living overseas, or temporarily outside of the state, you can still register to vote in Nebraska.

    Out-of-State Residents

    If you are temporarily outside of Nebraska but maintaining your residence in the state, you can register to vote by mail. See “Register to Vote in Nebraska” above.

    If you’ll be away from Nebraska during the election, see the NE Secretary of State website for detailed instructions on early voting (formerly called “absentee voting”).

    Military & Overseas Voter Registration

    Military personnel living outside of Nebraska and citizens living overseas have several options to register to vote:

    Deadlines to Register to Vote in NE

    To vote in an upcoming election, you must meet NE voter registration deadlines:

    • Mailed applications must be postmarked and sent no later than the 3rd Friday before an election.
    • Applications delivered by outside agencies (like the DMV) must be delivered no later than the 3rd Friday before an election.
    • Applications made in person at the County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s office must be completed by 6 p.m. on the 2nd Friday before an election.

    NOTE: If you have recently moved to Nebraska and have not registered to vote by the deadline, you can cast a ballot for President ONLY. Contact your local County Clerk/Election Commissioner for more information.

    Change Your NE Voter Registration

    In Nebraska, you MUST complete a new Nebraska Voter Registration Application when you change your:

    • Name.
    • Address.
    • Party affiliation.

    If you move WITHIN a county OR you change your name, you can change your registration AND vote at your new polling place on Election Day. However, to do so you will have to:

    • Complete a certification and new registration form.
    • Cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted only if your certification information is verified.

    If you move to a different county, you will have to complete a new Nebraska Voter Registration Application by the deadline. See “Deadlines to Register to Vote in NE” for more information.

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